Monday, July 6, 2015

Sargent Portraits of Artists and Friends

I was thrilled to attend the press preview for the new exhibit "Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends" last Monday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I am a big fan of the work of John Singer Sargent, and this nice size exhibit, about 90 paintings and drawings, is a real treat for any fan.  I tried to photograph the paintings that really spoke to me, in person, and when I got to the end of the exhibit, most of them were available for sale on postcards. I felt I picked the right selections to give you a little taste of this wonderful exhibit at the great Metropolitan Museum of Art

The artist was known to put notes on the paintings to the subject he was working with, and you can see one here on this painting. 

The detail in these paintings is really so amazing, I can look at his work all day! 

The frames on these paintings are quite interesting all in themselves. The person who was talking at the press preview said they could do a whole presentation on the history of the frames! I bet it would be quite interesting to listen to indeed! 

His most famous and controversial painting, Madame X, is one of my most favorites. That gown could be worn today and look very classy on any lady! 

A real beauty here, the colors just pop off the canvas, and the frame is just as amazing! 
The exhibit takes you through various times of the artists life. 

The gift shop at the end has some really lovely items, makes for great gifts or souvenirs for yourself. 

I love anything with the Gilded Age, and am looking forward to the new show by Julian Fellowes titled The Gilded Age, about New York City during that time period. Should be magic. 
These gorgeous earrings came home with me. What a great piece of this exhibit to hold onto and enjoy each time I wear them! If you are in New York City during this exhibit, be sure to add it to your "to do" list!

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

June 30October 4, 2015
Exhibition Location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Gallery 999

The exhibition is made possible by The Marguerite and Frank A. Cosgrove Jr. Fund.

It was organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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