John Singer Sargent’s watercolour paintings are a rare treat to behold. His skill as an artist can be seen in how he never overworks his en-plein-air paintings, leaving the luminescence of the paper to convey the brightness of the sun. His love of nature and his joy of painting can clearly be seen in mark exactly placed and layered mark to convey this perfect, fleeting moment. This abstract exchange of colour, brushwork, and pattern completely encapsulates the optical brilliance and joyful sensation of a warm summer’s day in Italy.
John Singer Sargent
San Vigilio, Lago di Garda (1913)
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