Thursday, December 08, 2011

Now that's a Painting.

Click on over to Si Vis Pacem and have a look at a master's work.  John Singer Sargent has always been a favorite of mine, and I use many of his watercolor paintings to illustrate points in my classes.  Ran has an excellent example of his oil work on display, cleverly juxtaposed with a piece by Diego Velasquez.

John Singer Sargent
One of his many paintings of Venice.  Not what anyone would consider a normal composition; light is the feature here, and the architectural details, which one might mistakenly think are the subject of this painting, are just props for hanging light and shadows.

1 comment:

Ran said...

WOW! I hadn't seen these. Marvelous contrasts. Dense color! His scenes look - smell - like the time and place.