Art July, 13 2010

“Sargent and the Sea” at Royal Academy

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Having been at the Corcoran and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Sargent and the Sea has shifted to the Royal Academy for a Summer session.

About the exhibition –

American expatriate artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his glamorous society portraits. Now, for the first time in Britain, ‘Sargent and the Sea’ presents more than 80 paintings, drawings and watercolours that reveal a less familiar side of the artist: the seascapes and coastal scenes subjects produced in his early career during summer journeys from Paris to Brittany, Normandy and Capri, as well as two transatlantic voyages.

Above: John Singer Sargent, ‘En Route pour la pêche (Setting Out to Fish)’, 1878. Oil on canvas, 78.8 x 122.8 cm. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund.

Sargent and the Sea closes on September 26, 2010.