Museum of Fine Arts Announces Landmark Exhibit, 'John Singer Sargent Watercolors'
Art lovers visiting Boston with Smart Destinations have long considered the Museum of Fine Arts a must-see attraction, filled with awe-inspiring galleries and exciting traveling exhibits. This October, Smart Destinations customers will have something extra special to enjoy in their visit to the MFA: the brand new "John Singer Sargent Watercolors" exhibit.
"John Singer Sargent Watercolors" combines holdings of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Brooklyn Museum to create an unprecedented collection of this artist's finest watercolor works. Sargent has long been recognized as a virtuoso of watercolor painting, with his "bold and experimental approach" to color, form, and lighting. The watercolor pieces are complemented by a few select oil paintings in a comprehensive exhibition of Sargent's 20th century transition from a commission-driven artist to one of America's most famous painters of "landscape, labor, and leisure."
The more than 90 works in this collection represent Sargent's prolific production of art between 1902 and 1911, a period in the artist's life that many have called the "height of his artistic powers." Each of the pieces in this collection was acquired by either the Museum of Fine Arts or the Brooklyn Museum during the artist's lifetime, thereby allowing this exhibit to represent not only a retrospective of Sargent's most impressive period, but of the place that his work has held in the modern art world as well.