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Talk – The Magic of Singer Sargent

At Arundells, we are lucky enough to have in our collection three artworks by John Singer Sargent: two watercolours and an oil sketch. These paintings, carried out during his travels to Palestine and Southern France respectively, represent a more personal, relaxed element of his oeuvre in comparison to the better-known society portraits.

In this talk we will look closely at the three works in our collection with a focus on the watercolours. I will Sargent’s watercolour technique, which he described as ‘making the best of an emergency.’ We will consider how the medium lent itself to capturing images of the artist’s travels and the role it played in re-energizing his art away from the confines of the studio.

Kate Walter

Kate is the Curator at Arundells. She studied Art History at University College London and The Courtauld Institute of Art, and Conservation at the University of Northumbria. For the majority of her career, she has worked at the National Portrait gallery and National Trust. Her specialist subject is works of art on paper – prints, drawings and watercolours – from medieval to modern. Her interest is in technical art history, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the making and meaning of art.

When:  2.30pm Thursday 11th April 2024
Where: The Studio, Arundells, Cathedral Close, Salisbury.
Tickets: £15

Additional Details

There is no parking at Arundells, we recommend using city centre car parks.

All tickets are non refundable but you are very welcome to pass them on to friends or family if you are unable to attend.

Events in the Studio are kindly sponsored by Wilsons Solicitors.

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Apr 11 2024


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