Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sargent Watercolors at the Brooklynn Museum

Went to see the Sargent Watercolor exhibit at the Brooklynn Museum with two friends, painter Nicole Romano and photographer, Hank Gans. The paintings were joyous and dazzling and I am so glad I got to see them. We went on the last day, Sunday. The museum opened at 11:00 a.m. and we entered at 11:05. I knew it would be crowded so I bypassed the accompanying text and went straight to the paintings, having seen the catalog and knowing I would get it later. It is always amazing how much more you get from seeing art in person than from the internet or a book. I joined artists studying paintings inches away discussing what techniques were used. The support video and graphics was outstanding and overall I found the show a total delight. If you missed this show in Brooklynn,  it will be at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for a few months beginning in October. If you have any hesitation to travel and view this show read Charley Parker's excellent reviews on his blog, Lines and Colors, at:   and

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