John Sargent

John Sargent

American painter
I hate to paint portraits! I hope never to paint another portrait in my life. Portraiture may be all right for a man in his youth, but after forty I believe that manual dexterity deserts one, and, besides, the color-sense is less acute. Youth can better stand the exactions of a personal kind that are inseparable from portraiture. I have had enough of it.More John Sargent quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The habit of breaking up one's colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism - Couture advocates it in a little book called 'Causeries d'Atelier' written about 1860 - it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason.More John Sargent quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No small dabs of colour - you want plenty of paint to paint with.More John Sargent quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.More John Sargent quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To work is to pray.More John Sargent quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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