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John Singer Sargent painted Horses At Palma in 1908, two years after his mother’s death. Mary Newbold Sargent was a watercolor painter and a great supporter of her son’s artwork. He studied in European academies, influenced by the ancient masters of the Baroque, like Diego Velazquez. While in Paris, Carolus Duran became his teacher and guided Sargent to trust his intuition. By bending the rules of traditional painting, Sargent captivated the audience with his expressive artworks.
The Paris Salon was also very fond of Sargent’s work, especially his portrait painting. The artist even received an Honorable Mention from the prestigious Salon for Carolus-Duran. His fame grew as a portrait artist, and he worked on commissioned paintings of the high-class society. After dedicating his career to portrait painting, Sargent became tired of this motif and began engaging in different projects, like painting murals for the Boston Public Library. The death of his mother also helped him focus on another kind of media, becoming a master of watercolor painting. In fact, it was in 1908 that Sargent was elected member of the Royal Watercolor Society.
In Horses At Palma, the painter’s modern style has already blossomed. By working with other Impressionists, like Claude Oscar Monet, Sargent learned to paint en plein air, meaning they painted outdoors to capture the fleeting effects of sunlight on landscapes and figures. With rapid brush strokes and vibrant color palettes, these painter’s depicted the impression of what they saw. The Impressionists also had a great passion for nature, and the theme of this painting fits in well with it.
Although Sargent was painting with a modern style, he never let go of his knowledge of classic art. In this particular painting, Sargent used the contrast of values in his favor, like in many Baroque artworks. There is a group of horses in the middle of the painting facing the right side of the panel. The horse closer to the viewer draws most attention for it is the only one that shows its full face and is painted in bright white. The other horses vary in shades of brown and black – colors repeated in the background, along with red-brown pigments as well. Sargent painted the scene with loose brushstrokes, creating an almost dream-like atmosphere, but also keeping a realistic touch.
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