John Singer Sargent painted In The Luxembourg Gardens in 1879, a period where the painter lived in Paris, specifically the Quartier Latin. The artist’s home was near the Palais du Luxembourg and its magnificent garden, in which he portrays in this landscape painting. Sargent was most famous for being a portraitist, and this same year he submitted a portrait of Carolus Duran, his mentor – entitled Carolus-Duran – to the Paris Salon and won an Honorable Mention for it. Although the painter was most praised for his portraits, he succeeded in many different subjects.
Sargent was born in Florence, but both his parents were American and moved from one location to the next. The artist visited the United States of America for the first time in his twenties, in 1876 and a year later began to exhibit his work in the Paris Salons. During the year he painted In The Luxembourg Gardens, Sargent traveled extensively to locations like Holland, Venice, and Spain, to study the classic masters with more depth. Unlike any other painter, Sargent created a beautiful blend of traditional and modern painting, taking bits and pieces of different techniques and creating something truly unique.
The oil painting In The Luxembourg Gardens portrays a fashionable couple of the high-class society taking a stroll underneath the moonlight. The woman wears a long pink dress with a ruffled skirt in which she holds in one hand, creating more volume, as well as a hat with a tulle wrapped around her head and tied in a bow on her chin. She holds the gentleman’s arm with her other hand, while also holding what appears to be a closed fan. The man wears a black suit and casually smokes a cigarette. Sargent highlights the couple, making them the only figures in the forefront of the canvas, in which has a light purple ground.
The background of the painting shows a detailed garden with many people enjoying the evening. There are colorful flowers and vegetation, as well as some statues, and many ornaments. On the left side of the artwork, a man sits alone on a bench in front of a bundle of flowers, looking to a crowd of people sitting on the ground and facing the full, yellow moon in the sky. The twilight scene is beautifully captured in this artwork, for Sargent carefully creates an appropriate color palette for the landscape.
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