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Dul­wich Pic­ture Gallery, Lon­don Show­ing from: 21 June - 8 Oc­to­ber 2017

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In June 2017 Dul­wich Pic­ture Gallery will present the first ma­jor UK ex­hi­bi­tion of wa­ter­colours by the An­glo-Amer­i­can artist, John Singer Sar­gent (1856-1925), since 1918. A key se­lec­tion of works from over 30 lenders, in­clud­ing

The lady with the um­brella, 1911, on dis­play in the UK for the first time, will of­fer an al­ter­na­tive per­spec­tive on Sar­gent, demon­strat­ing a tech­ni­cal bril­liance and strik­ing in­di­vid­u­al­ity.

Sar­gent: The Wa­ter­colours will bring to­gether 80 works from ar­guably Sar­gent’s great­est pe­riod of water­colour pro­duc­tion be­tween 1900 and 1918. Renowned as the lead­ing por­traitist of his generation, Sar­gent mas­tered the medium of water­colour dur­ing his paint­ing ex­pe­di­tions to South­ern Europe and the Mid­dle East, where he de­vel­oped a dis­tinc­tive way of see­ing and com­pos­ing. Whilst these wa­ter­colours have of­ten been dis­missed as sim­ple travel sou­venirs, they were an in­te­gral part of Sar­gent’s artis­tic pro­duc­tion.

Ar­ranged the­mat­i­cally, the ex­hi­bi­tion will show­case Sar­gent’s land­scapes, ar­chi­tec­tural struc­tures and fig­u­ra­tive scenes. It will draw at­ten­tion to the most rad­i­cal as­pects of his oeu­vre, in par­tic­u­lar his use of the close-up to fo­cus at­ten­tion on a spe­cific mo­tif, his un­usual use of per­spec­tive and the ar­rest­ing and dy­namic poses of his fig­ures. The show will also serve as a star­tling re­minder of Sar­gent’s mas­tery of the vis­ual com­plex­i­ties of light, the ef­fects of which are present in al­most ev­ery one of his works.

John Singer Sar­gent, de­tail of The Woman with Um­brella, 1911

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