Sargent: The Watercolours by Richard OrmondSargent: The Watercolours by Richard Ormond

Sargent: The Watercolours

byRichard Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray

Hardcover | August 18, 2017

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John Singer Sargent's work in watercolor was unorthodox. He overturned traditional contemporary compositional standards and avoided the obviously picturesque, developing an audacious and sophisticated technique, an expression of his personal modern aesthetic. He ignored the celebrated panoramas of Venice and the traditional description of landscape; instead his watercolors challenged the viewer with unconventional angles, confrontational poses and geometric forms. This engaging volume takes afresh look at Sargent's idiosyncratic view of the world through some of his most beguiling watercolors. These works are deeply personal and immensely appealing.
Richard Ormond is Sargent's great-nephew and was formerly Director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. He and Elaine Kilmurray are co-authors of a catalogue raisonne of Sargent's work (Yale University Press, 1998-2015). They were joint curators of exhibitions of the artist's work at Tate, London (and National Gallery of Art, Wa...
Title:Sargent: The WatercoloursFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.76 inPublished:August 18, 2017Publisher:D Giles LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911282077

ISBN - 13:9781911282075