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J. S. Sargent Quotes



Quotes by J. S. Sargent - (17 quotes)

Alvin Sargent - From the Inspiration category:

Sometimes you just have to take your clothes off, sit in the dark, and see what happens. (Alvin Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Colour category:

No small dabs of colour - you want plenty of paint to paint with. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Criticism category:

-on his own art and subjects...
I do not judge, I only chronicle. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Curiosity category:

You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Observation category:

Cultivate an ever continuous power of observation. Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents. Store up in the mind... a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later. Above all things get abroad, see the sunlight and everything that is to be seen. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Painting category:

The thicker you paint, the more it flows. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Portraiture category:

I have now got a bombproof shelter [the Continent] into which I retire when I sniff the coming portrait or its trajectory. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Portraiture category:

Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Portraiture category:

A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Prayer category:

To work is to pray. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Subject category:

-on painting two girls in a garden at twilight with lanterns...
A fearful difficult subject. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Tones category:

If you begin with the middle-tone and work up from it toward the darks so that you deal last with your highest lights and darkest darks, you avoid false accents. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Values category:

Color is an inborn gift, but appreciation of value is merely training of the eye, which everyone ought to be able to acquire. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Vision category:

I don't dig beneath the surface for things that don't appear before my own eyes. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Watercolours category:

-on painting a watercolour...
Make the best of an emergency. (John Singer Sargent)

John Singer Sargent - From the Work category:

Mine is the horny hand of toil. (John Singer Sargent)

Walter Sargent - From the Colour category:

Color is so much a matter of direct and immediate perception that any discussion of theory needs to be accompanied by experiments with the colors themselves. (Walter Sargent)