Talk

The Magic of Singer Sargent

11 April 2024
14.30
£15

We are lucky to have three examples of Singer Sargent’s work at Arundells. Laura Bell takes an in depth look at the artist’s skillful use of watercolours, perhaps revealing some of the secrets of this master of illusion.

We painters of watercolours are very lucky in Salisbury to have two examples of Singer Sargent’s work in this medium on our doorstep in the late Sir Edward Heath’s home at Arundells. He was a supreme magician with watercolours and usually fills his fellow watercolourists with wonder and frustration. There is a bonus Singer Sargent at Arundells in the form of a small oil landscape. In this talk I will be discussing these three pictures for his technique in watercolour especially, drawing the distinction between that and his oil technique and perhaps revealing some of the secrets of this master of illusion, whilst also putting his work into the general context of contemporaneous and modern practices.

Laura Bell is a graduate of the Fine Art Department at Leeds University. She is a qualified teacher and has worked with children and adults. During the past thirty five years she has been a freelance tutor of adults in painting, drawing and art history (for Bristol University Lifelong Learning Department and the WEA). Her very popular practical classes are based in Salisbury and district. Her own work covers a broad range of figurative and abstract disciplines but always with an emphasis on colour. Her work has been shown at the Royal Watercolour Society annual Open at Bankside, St Barbe Open at Lymington and the Bath Society of Arts Summer Show as well as numerous local venues.

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