Wednesday, January 27, 2016

John Singer Sargent's Master Class in Drawing + Jacques Pépin Interview

A detailed, close-up look at John Singer Sargent's drawing style, at the Met Museum NYC.
Master Class
from the 
MET Museum By 
John Singer Sargent

After one reaches the top of the Grand Staircase at the Met Museum in New York City, if you turn to your left there is the hallway to many of the museums finest collections of Western Art and usually a special exhibition or two.

Most visitors to the museum pass through this hallway quickly, but the museum dedicates this space to showing small works from their collection. It's a treasure trove of changing art, showing the techniques and insights behind many of the great artists represented in the museum. It is 
definitely worth the few minutes it takes to stop and check it out.

On a recent visit to this hallway, the curators were presenting a few drawings and prints by John Singer Sargent, plus two of his small watercolors. 

These works are as much about depicting the folds in fabric as they are about how to render the human form. Look and learn from this master draftsman, artist John Singer Sargent.

Draped Seated Woman / John Singer Sargent

Draped Seated Woman detail
Study of a Young Man in a Robe, Standing,
1895 / John Singer Sargent

Study of a Young Man in a Robe, Standing - detail

Man Standing, Head Thrown Back, 1890-1916 / John Singer Sargent

Man Standing, Head Thrown Back detail
Study of a Young Man in a Cloak, Standing,
1895 / John Singer Sargent

Study of a Young Man in a Cloak, Standing, detail

Study of a Young Man, Seen from the Back,
1895 / John Singer Sargent

Study of a Young Man, Seen from the Back detail
Sutdy of a Yound Man, Seated, 1895 / John Singer Sargent

Sutdy of a Yound Man, Seated detail

Man with Red Drapery, after 1900 / John Singer Sargent


Boy in Costume, early 1880's / John Singer Sargent

Boy in Costume detail

Firelight 1875 / John Singer Sargent

Firelight detail

(Source: Photographs taken with permission of the museum of the original artworks and their descriptive wall plaques, all taken by ARTSnFOOD staff. All rights reserved.)


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Until later,
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