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. Andrea says:

    OK dear Monica, thank you for your information on me I know know now, so until the next visit… want a good Nacht.Herzlichst Andrea

  2. 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.

  3. Andrea says:

    nothing more of you heard long time ago you’re healthy?

  4. 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

  5. andrea says:

    ALLes GUTE für ihre MUTTER viel GESUNDHEIT…wie alt ist denn ihre MUTTER geworden???HERZlichst ANDREA:))

  6. Monica says:

    Danke sehr, Andrea. Heute – jetzt Gestern – war der Geburtstag meiner mutter.

  7. Monica says:

    Hello Pen!! You are able to leave a comment!! Hurray! Happy travels to you, and a happy welcome back to WP!

  8. penpusherpen says:

    And I had a chance to view these wonderful watercolours again, smashing methinks 🙂 xPenx

  9. 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

  10. Monica says:

    Hi Diana, Thanks! nice post, too

  11. Monica says:

    Danke dir, Freundin

  12. Monica says:

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

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

  14. Gray Dawster says:

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

    Andro xxxx

  15. giselzitrone says:

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

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Monica says:

    Interesting and unusual – keep cool, dear friend

  22. Gray Dawster says:

    It is so far my great friend, and wow what a hot summer we are enjoying here in the UK 🙂 🙂 If only I had a portable swimming pool 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  23. Monica says:

    diese feinen Wünsche sowie für dich

  24. giselzitrone says:

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

  25. Monica says:

    Du bist die Beste!!

  26. Monica says:

    It is a long way, Segmation, and San Diego is a very special place, too!

  27. segmation says:

    Hi Monica, Thanks for replying back. I hope I can go to see this then in Brooklyn but it is a long way from San Diego.

  28. Monica says:

    Hello Segmation, The exhibit is there until the end of July, but many of the watercolors belong to the Brooklyn Museum. They were purchased by a visionary at the museum directly from Sargent in one fell swoop. But I don’t think so many are usually on display.

  29. Monica says:

    Hello dear Andro, Thank you for your lovely comment. I hope your summer is easy and full of beautiful days.

  30. Monica says:

    Danke sehr, Jasmin, und eine sonnige Woche auch für dich

  31. segmation says:

    Is this John Singer Sargent at the Brooklyn Museum a permanent exhibit in Brooklyn?

  32. 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

  33. jasmindamaro says:

    herzlichen danck monika wuensche dir fuer morgen einen sonniegen wochen beginn alles liebe von jasmin

  34. andrea says:

    kein GEFÄLLT MIR..klick gefunden meine LIEBE???

  35. Monica says:

    Hallo Andrea, es war so viel Spaß, dort zu sein! Grüße an dich!

  36. Monica says:

    It did, Pen!

  37. penpusherpen says:

    hi Monica, having a bit of trouble posting comments, just trying to answer on the ‘indicator’ thingy at the top of the dashboard, see if that works at all.. xxx

  38. gita4elamats says:


  39. Monica says:

    Hi Ian, Isn’t it fun to find somebody you really like and never heard about before? I love when that happens! Best to you!

  40. 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.

  41. Monica says:

    Oh Jasmin – Ich wünsche, dass diese meine Gemälde waren! Meine einzige Beitrag ist Bewunderung! Vielen Dank für deinen Besuch und die guten Wünsche – das gleiche zu dir!

  42. Monica says:

    Diese Gemälde sind ja sehr schön! Eine sehr gute Woche für meine Freundin

  43. Monica says:

    Hi Kenny, Monet is OK; that’s my poem for the day.

  44. Monica says:

    Hi Pen, Who’d have thought, indeed! Sargent’s whites speak volumes. There was a painting I didn’t photograph with sheets on the bed – gorgeous.

  45. Monica says:

    Thank you, Ela – I think so, too.

  46. 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.

  47. 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?

  48. jasmindamaro says:

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

  49. giselzitrone says:

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

  50. Kenny2dogs says:

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

  51. 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

  52. andrea says:
    und Auszüge von meinem TULPE(n)PARADIES:
    Viel SPASS damit und einen schönen TAG wünscht ANDREA:))

  53. gita4elamats says:

    They are all marvellous! 🙂

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