Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Art and Beauty Tuesday--John Singer Sargent
I really like this painting by John Singer Sargent. Spirito Santo, Saattera is a painting that says so much with so few brush strokes. It is not photorealistic, but a beautiful water color that doesn't even use a large variety of colors--mainly various warm neutrals with a little blue and purple.
Nevertheless, Sargent really makes us see the water, as much as if he had taken months to paint it in oils. Painting water with the quick technique necessary with water colors is a wonderful way to portray the transient nature of water and of life itself.