John Singer Sargent at the Brooklyn Museum

Last week we visited family on the U.S. East Coast.  While there, we had a chance to see the John Singer Sargent watercolor exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.  Here are some of my favorites.

Dolce Far Niente = Sweet Doing Nothing   Sargent was studying Bedouins in preparation for a work in Boston on The Sermon on the Mount.  Obviously fascinated, he purchased Arab clothes, carted them to the Alps, and dressed his models in them for these two paintings.

“The Conversation” had another name, but I didn’t note it.
Photos were taken with permission by cell phone.
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54 Responses to John Singer Sargent at the Brooklyn Museum

  1. gita4elamats says:

    They are all marvellous!🙂

  2. penpusherpen says:

    I clicked and watched the larger slideshow Monica, and who’d have thought that washing on a line would make such a good Watercolour to view? Yet it does. The whole group captures movement and colour and LIFE so well. Glad I caught up with you and your Museum visit. xPenx

  3. Kenny2dogs says:

    All very nice Monica. But “MONET” is my man 🙂 x

  4. giselzitrone says:

    Schöne Gemälde wünsche einen schönen Tag und eine gute neue Woche Gruß Gislinde

  5. jasmindamaro says:

    du malst sehr sehr schoen deine bilder sind special wuensche dir noch einen guten tag alles liebe von jasmin damaro in belgien

  6. bluebee says:

    Envious! Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Monica. I love ‘Pomegranates’ – a gorgeous contrast of colour. And ‘Cashmere Shawl’ has such beautiful silken textures. ‘Bedouins’ is compelling – hasn’t he captured something in the eyes of that penetrating gaze?

    • Monica says:

      Yes, Bluebee, Sargent captures so much in the eyes. I love the perspective in “Pomegranates”, too – we can just pick one and eat it right there. I thought I might run into you at the museum. Maybe someday.

  7. Obviously he was a great master, he had an eye for the portrayal of the Arab Bedouins, and went to great lengths to capture them on canvas, an artist I had never heard off until now.
    Thank you Monica.
    Ian

  8. Gray Dawster says:

    What an absolute treat Monica, these paintings are excellent🙂 Of course I would have liked to have seen them in person but your photographs have certainly added a fascination for his work🙂 Thank you for adding these my sweet and great friend, and also for calling in and reading my latest scripts🙂 Have a beautiful start to your Tuesday Monica and be well my dear🙂

    Andro xxxx

  9. segmation says:

    Is this John Singer Sargent at the Brooklyn Museum a permanent exhibit in Brooklyn? http://www.segmation.wordpress.com

  10. giselzitrone says:

    Wünsche dir eine glückliches schöne Woche.Gruß und Freundschaft.Gislinde

  11. Gray Dawster says:

    I am not exactly back yet but while I was pottering around my Space replying to everyone I thought that I would call in here for another look through these fine paintings and I am not disappointed either🙂🙂

    I hope that you are very well and having lots of fun Monica, now that Hump Day is here it will soon be the weekend and a time for lots of enjoyment, hey make sure that you have lots of laughs, girlie giggles and lashings of wicked delights😉 Not necessarily in that order but you know what I mean?😉

    Okay time to zoom off now but I will be
    calling back again soon my great friend🙂

    Andro xxxx

    • Monica says:

      Dear Andro, I apologize for being so slow in responding. Summer has been a busy time with friends and family and other nice distractions keeping me from WordPress and computers in general. Hope to be back soon to check out your fine space, my friend.

  12. Gray Dawster says:

    I am just calling in to see what you are getting up to my great friend, you are probably on your vacation laying on a sand swept golden beach sipping Martini’s whilst the ocean laps across your toes🙂😉 How do you mean I forgot to mention the three slaves that are offering you strawberries and pouring out the chilled Champagne?😉 lmao I hope that this is all fact🙂

    Andro xxxx

    • Monica says:

      Well, this lovely comment brought me back, all right! Golden beaches and lapping ocean waves – indeed! I wish! I am still waiting for the three (a mystical number, I think) offering strawberries and Champagne. What a vision, Andro!

      • Gray Dawster says:

        They are a vision to some and yet to others they are a reality and of course wickedness holds the key😉 Don’t be too naughty though or you might wake up and spoil it🙂 lol Have a very nice rest of evening Monica, and thank you for all of your thoughts on my Space🙂

        Andro xxxx

      • Gray Dawster says:

        I hope that your Tuesday is a
        truly delightful one my great friend🙂

        Andro xxxx

      • Monica says:

        Hello dear Andro – Hanging on to that vision, I’m wishing you a wonderful week, too!

  13. giselzitrone says:

    Wünsche dir liebe Monika eine schöne glückliche Woche.Gruß und Freundschaft.Gislinde

  14. If you missed it, I mentioned you in my latest post, Why We Read. 😉
    You rock.

  15. penpusherpen says:

    hi there Monica, just calling in to wish you and yours a wonder-filled weekend. Off on my travels again soon so hope to catch up with everyone when I return. hugs aplenty to you xPenx

  16. andrea says:

    Hello my friends and Wpler students.My Wpadresse has changed please write an email with your email address you all me briefly thank you…

    Come on my Wpseite see me was the question

  17. Andrea says:

    VERY NICE
    GREETING(s)from ANDREA
    BEAUTIFUL DAY
    nothing more of you heard long time ago you’re healthy?

    • Monica says:

      Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for checking in and asking! I am distracted with visits from friends and family, family weddings, and so forth, but am otherwise fine! I hope to be back soon on WP, visiting you and my other special ones.

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