Inspired in Spain

Saturday, October 29, 2022

The header photo is of John Singer Sargent’s “Driving in Spain,” 1903. Today’s Washington Post carries a story featuring Sargent’s Spanish paintings. All are superb and today’s header is because I love driving horses. In it, Sargent has captured fun and excitement behind a set of reins.

Another exquisite Singer painting is “The Spanish Dancer,” 1879-1882. It can speak for itself.

In 1879, when Singer began painting this enthralling dancing picture, he was 23 years old and had just finished his artistic training in Paris. He worked on this painting several years before completing it.

Sargent’s travels in Spain are the subject of a current exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. It’s wonderful seeing some of these again and some for the first time.

Here’s a link to today’s article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/10/27/sargent-spain-manet-impressionism-roma/

Dear Friends: His greatness in capturing action and feelings lends to our imaginings. Diana

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