John Singer Sargent - Quotes

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I do not judge, I only chronicle.

I do not judge, I only chronicle.

You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh. ---->>>

A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth. ---->>>

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.

A person with normal eyesight would have nothing to know in the way of 'Impressionism' unless he were in a blinding light or in the dusk or dark. ---->>>

It is certain that at certain times talent entirely overcomes thought or poetry. ---->>>

Mine is the horny hand of toil. ---->>>

'Impressionism' was the name given to a certain form of observation when Monet, not content with using his eyes to see what things were or what they looked like as everybody had done before him, turned his attention to noting what took place on his own retina (as an oculist would test his own vision). ---->>>

The habit of breaking up one's colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism - Couture advocates it in a little book called 'Causeries d'Atelier' written about 1860 - it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: January 12, 1856
Birthplace: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Die: 04-14, 1925
Occupation: Artist

John Singer Sargent (; January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was an American artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury. During his career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings (wikipedia)