Clark Fellow Susan Sidlauskas presents “John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint.”
The cosmopolitan son of a physician, John Singer Sargent dissolved the distinctions among fabric, flesh, and paint with the pictorial equivalent of dissection and its counter-activities: masking, binding, suturing, folding, and wrapping, sometimes within the very same figure. The artist was not simply painting the Gilded Age finery. He was reconstituting skin, hair, and fabric as other, more ambiguous substances.
FEBRUARY 19, 2019
5:30 pm-6:30 pm