Anything painted directly, on the spot, always has a strength, a power, a lively touch that is lost in the studio. Your first impression is the right one. Stick to it and refuse to budge.
- Eugene Boudin
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
- Henri Rousseau
 

 

Friday, October 21, 2005

Sargent in Venice (J.S.S. Virtual Gallery)

Posted by Charley Parker at 7:50 am

Sargent - Scuola di San Rocco
I recently returned from my first visit to Venice(!), dazzled and eager to revisit Sargent’s watercolors of that amazing city. I had the chance to see several of them at the Sargent show in D.C a few years ago, and I’ve admired them in books for years, but it’s different after having been there.

This is not a site devoted to Sargent in Venice (although that would make a great theme for a site). Instead, I’ve pulled some links out of the John Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery. This site is a great reference, even if it isn’t arranged as well as I would like.

Here are some links to images of the Grand Canal, some side canals, and a wonderful map of Venice, in which you can click on dots to bring up images from that spot, red for paintings by Sargent, blue for photos from the same area. This is how I found the image of Scuola di San Rocco shown above.

The link below is to a Venice overview page, but it’s still not that easy to find all of the Venice images from there.

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  1. Comment by Katherine Tyrrell
    Thursday, January 25, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    Charley – are you going to be able to go to the exhibition of Sargent in Venice in New York?

    see my blog and this post http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2007/01/sargent-in-venice.html
    and my friend Shirley’s comments on it here in this post http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2007/01/my-singer-sargent-project.html

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Tuesday, January 30, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    Wow. Thanks, Katherine! I wasn’t aware of this. I will definitely try to schedule a visit.

  3. Comment by Rebecca Elfast
    Saturday, January 19, 2008 @ 5:52 pm

    Wow, this painting is beautiful! Love the way he’s treated the architecture! It’s so hard to know when to stop, while painting buildings. Especially in watercolor, the final result often gets better the more quick, wet and sloppy you’ve been. Still I must fight the urge to do every line perfectly straight and windows in perfect rows etc. Which, in the end, kills the painting!

  4. Comment by Walter L Mosley
    Saturday, September 5, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

    Thanks for posting this, I was fortunate enough to see the exhibition, “Sargent in Venice” at the Addelson Gallery in NYC a few years ago.

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