Arts Everyday Living: John Singer Sargent & Friends in the Garden of an Italian Villa

 

JOHN SINGER SARGENT & FRIENDS

IN THE GARDEN OF AN ITALIAN VILLA

 

 

John Singer Sargent, The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, 1907, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

 

You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.

 

John Singer Sargent*

 

American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was a virtuoso of the brushstroke, evident in both formal portraits of the rich and famous of his day as well as the more casual portrayal of his painter friends above.

 

*From Expressive Oil Painting: An Open Air Approach to Creative Landscapes by George Allen Durkee.

 

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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