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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856 - 1925)

In the Alps

In the Alps

1911
oil on canvas
20 x 28 1/16 in.

Purchased with funds from The Cummer Council, AP.1990.20.1

John Singer Sargent received strict academic training as an artist, but his teachers encouraged him to execute his work with immediacy and rapidity.  They disapproved of any re-working.

This painting, very expressive in style, is notable for its quick and dynamic brushwork.  On close inspection, the thick impasto becomes clearly visible, giving a rich texture to the painting.  The sky, clouds, rocks, and alpine flowers fill this canvas, which Sargent painted during one of his sojourns in the Simplon Pass in the Oberland Alps of Switzerland.

Visitor's Comments:

"This energetic picture makes me want to leave the flatlands and head for the hills." - anonymous

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Sargent
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John Singer Sargent received strict academic training as an artist, but his teachers encouraged him to execute his work with immediacy and rapidity.  They disapproved of any re-working.

This painting, very expressive in style, is notable for its quick and dynamic brushwork.  On close inspection, the thick impasto becomes clearly visible, giving a rich texture to the painting.  The sky, clouds, rocks, and alpine flowers fill this canvas, which Sargent painted during one of his sojourns in the Simplon Pass in the Oberland Alps of Switzerland.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from The Cummer Council
Permanent Quote: 
"This energetic picture makes me want to leave the flatlands and head for the hills." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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John Singer Sargent received strict academic training as an artist, but his teachers encouraged him to execute his work with immediacy and rapidity.  They disapproved of any re-working.

This painting, very expressive in style, is notable for its quick and dynamic brushwork.  On close inspection, the thick impasto becomes clearly visible, giving a rich texture to the painting.  The sky, clouds, rocks, and alpine flowers fill this canvas, which Sargent painted during one of his sojourns in the Simplon Pass in the Oberland Alps of Switzerland.

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Permanent Art Location: 
American
Permanent Art Life Span: 
1856 - 1925
Catalog Number: 
AP.1990.20.1
Permanent Artist First Name: 
John Singer
Permanent Artist Last Name: 
Sargent
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
No
Permanent Year: 
1911
Permanent Period: 
20th and 21st Century European and American Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br />20 x 28 1/16 in.

John Singer Sargent received strict academic training as an artist, but his teachers encouraged him to execute his work with immediacy and rapidity.  They disapproved of any re-working.

This painting, very expressive in style, is notable for its quick and dynamic brushwork.  On close inspection, the thick impasto becomes clearly visible, giving a rich texture to the painting.  The sky, clouds, rocks, and alpine flowers fill this canvas, which Sargent painted during one of his sojourns in the Simplon Pass in the Oberland Alps of Switzerland.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from The Cummer Council
Permanent Quote: 
"This energetic picture makes me want to leave the flatlands and head for the hills." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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