Aug 05

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Relaxing—Gone Fishing with John Singer Sargent

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Tuesday is another day of leisure time for me.  I’m not quite as ambitious as John Singer Sargent’s Two Girls Fishing who are definitely fully concentrating on their mission.  By 1912 when Sargent created this outdoor scene, he had tired of producing portraits of the super-rich and royalty in Europe and the United States, preferring to depict family and friends engaged in daily pursuits.



John Singer Sargent, Two Girls Fishing, detail, 1912, oil on canvas, Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio


American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was born in Florence while his parents were living abroad; he was multi-lingual, residing in both Paris and England.  However, he also maintained professional and personal contacts with Boston, where he created murals for the city’s library and art museum.


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