Run, don’t walk

If you are in the New York vicinity anytime between now and July, run, don’t walk, to see the show “John Singer Sargent Watercolours.” I have been studying these paintings in reproductions for years but that is nothing like looking at the originals. There are 93 paintings in the show from both the Boston and Brooklyn museum collections as well as detailed analyses of Sargent’s pigments. Fascinating stuff if you are in any way interested in watercolour painting. The paintings don’t go on exhibit very often because of their sensitivity to light. In fact I heard the show referred to as “once in a generation”. The show will be in Boston next and I may just have to make another visit to see them before they go into hiding again. The catalogue is excellent and the quality of the reproductions quite spectacular.


13 Comments on “Run, don’t walk”

  1. it must be really breathtaking, I just fell in love with the cover…


  2. Linda Daily says:

    I felt so fortunate to see this exhibit when Ron and I had a long weekend in NYC.
    My only regret is I could not return another day! I really love your Sargentesque
    Sketch in the corner. It was a wonderful show. I am glad you were able to see it!


  3. Thanks for the head’s up. I’ll get to the Boston exhibit. I’m glad you got a chance to take it in. Sue Anne


  4. I’m going to have to check to see if it travels to a city near me anytime soon. I have only seen Sargent’s work in books. What a treat this must have been! Glad you got to see it


  5. Ross says:

    Sounds like a great exhibition. But, now that you are home, how about scanning that interesting looking watercolour so that we can see what it is really like.


  6. Ed Huff says:

    Thank you for the heads up. . . I have put the Boston show on my calendar. Your blog is inspirational


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