Arts Everyday Living: John Singer Sargent—A Journey to Morocco

John Singer Sargent, Smoke of Ambergris, 1880, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

 

No small dabs of color—you want plenty of paint to paint with.

John Singer Sargent

American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) not only painted portraits of the wealthy and elite of late nineteenth century Europe and United States.  Smoke of Ambergris, for example, done early in his career in Morocco, represents the artist’s interest in travel as well as exotic locales.

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