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Sargent and Spain

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Churches, coastlines, gardens, royal palaces, dancing -- vibrant works by John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925) immerse you in the rich culture of Spain. This exhibition, in its exclusive West coast stop, is the first to explore the influence of Spanish culture on Sargent's dynamic visual practice. Celebrated as the society portraitist of his era, Sargent influenced a generation of American painters. His captivation with Spain, which developed over the course of seven visits taken from 1879 to 1912, resulted in a remarkable body of work. The exhibition presents an array of Sargent's dazzling oils, watercolors, and drawings, along with never-before-exhibited photographs, showcasing Spain's people, architecture, and magnificent urban and rural landscapes.

"Chronicling moments from John Singer Sargent's numerous visits to Madrid, Granada, Tarragona, and other Spanish locales over several decades, we are delighted to host Sargent and Spain at the Legion of Honor," stated Thomas P. Campbell. "In this setting, Sargent's luminous paintings of the landscapes, people, architecture, and the works of art that he studied during the course of his travels will resonate with our own holdings of Spanish paintings, particularly those by Diego Velazquez and El Greco."



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Image 1: John Singer Sargent, Ilex Wood at Majorca with Blue Pigs (detail), 1908. Oil on canvas, 22 × 28 in. (55.9 × 71.1 cm). Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Gift of John R. and Eleanor R. Mitchell, 1973.1.54. Photograph by Daniel Overturf. Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Image 2: John Singer Sargent, Mosquito Nets (detail), 1908. Oil on canvas,: 57.15 × 71.76 cm (22 1/2 × 28 1/4 in.). The Detroit Institute of Arts. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Churches, coastlines, gardens, royal palaces, dancing -- vibrant works by John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925) immerse you in the rich culture of Spain. This exhibition, in its exclusive West coast stop, is the first to explore the influence of Spanish culture on Sargent's dynamic visual practice. Celebrated as the society portraitist of his era, Sargent influenced a generation of American painters. His captivation with Spain, which developed over the course of seven visits taken from 1879 to 1912, resulted in a remarkable body of work. The exhibition presents an array of Sargent's dazzling oils, watercolors, and drawings, along with never-before-exhibited photographs, showcasing Spain's people, architecture, and magnificent urban and rural landscapes.

"Chronicling moments from John Singer Sargent's numerous visits to Madrid, Granada, Tarragona, and other Spanish locales over several decades, we are delighted to host Sargent and Spain at the Legion of Honor," stated Thomas P. Campbell. "In this setting, Sargent's luminous paintings of the landscapes, people, architecture, and the works of art that he studied during the course of his travels will resonate with our own holdings of Spanish paintings, particularly those by Diego Velazquez and El Greco."



Image Credits:

Image 1: John Singer Sargent, Ilex Wood at Majorca with Blue Pigs (detail), 1908. Oil on canvas, 22 × 28 in. (55.9 × 71.1 cm). Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Gift of John R. and Eleanor R. Mitchell, 1973.1.54. Photograph by Daniel Overturf. Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Image 2: John Singer Sargent, Mosquito Nets (detail), 1908. Oil on canvas,: 57.15 × 71.76 cm (22 1/2 × 28 1/4 in.). The Detroit Institute of Arts. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
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