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Sargent - Portraits of Artists and Friends (Hardcover) Loot Price: R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 You Save: R193 (22%)
Sargent - Portraits of Artists and Friends (Hardcover): Richard Ormond, Trevor Fairbrother
Sargent - Portraits of Artists and Friends (Hardcover): Richard Ormond, Trevor Fairbrother

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Sargent - Portraits of Artists and Friends (Hardcover)

Richard Ormond, Trevor Fairbrother

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Many of the sitters in this collection were John Singer Sargent's close friends. They are posed informally, sometimes in the act of painting or singing, and it is evident from the bold way they confront us that they are personalities of a creative stamp. Brilliant as these pictures are as works of art and penetrating studies of character, they are also records of relationships, allegiances, influences and aspirations. This volume, and the exhibition it accompanies, aims to explore these friendships in depth and draw out their significance in the story of Sargent's life and the development of his art. The book is structured chronologically, with sections arranged according to the places Sargent worked and formed relationships during his cosmopolitan career: Paris, London, New York, Italy and the Alps. The cast of characters includes famous names, among them Gabriel Faure and Auguste Rodin, Robert Louis Stevenson and Henry James. But the authors also make their point with images of Sargent's familiars, such as the artists Jane and Wilfrid de Glehn who accompanied him on his sketching expeditions to the Continent, and the Italian painter Ambrogio Raffele, a recurrent model in his Alpine studies. In such paintings Sargent explored the making of art (his own included) and the relationship of the artist to the natural world. These are examples of an absorbing range of images and person alities, all distinguished in one way or another for their artistry, and all linked by friendship and a shared aesthetic to the central figure of Sargent himself.

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Imprint: National Portrait Gallery Publications
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2015
Authors: Richard Ormond • Trevor Fairbrother
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-85514-600-6
Barcode: 9781855146006
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Human figures depicted in art > Portraits in art
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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings > General
LSN: 1-85514-600-2

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