John Singer Sargent created the vibrant painting entitled Pomegranates in 1908 while visiting the island of Majorca located in the Mediterranean. During his visit, the artist was inspired by the wild vegetation and portrayed his surroundings. He also painted Pomegranates 2 while visiting the island.
The artist earned his success as a painter early in his career. With an academic background, Sargent was able to capture the essence of Classical painting, as he mirrored his work on past masters like El Greco and especially Diego Velazquez. The intensity of the Baroque paintings captivated Sargent, who spent a period traveling to study painting in depth. It was only after the painter became Carolus Duran’s student, that he was encouraged to break some of the rigid rules of the academies and work in a more modern way. Sargent began to balance the modern and traditional techniques in his art, making his artwork even more captivating.
Sargent participated many times in the exhibit of the Paris Salon, having an Honorable Mention on more than one occasion. The artist was most praised for his portraits, which captured the essence of the sitter in a way not many painters could. The commissions came to him intensively, but ultimately, he grew tired of working with high-class patrons on paintings which took most of his time. After the death of his mother, who produced beautiful watercolor paintings, Sargent decided to move to new projects, like a series of murals for the Boston Library.
During this period, he was very influenced by the Impressionists and worked alongside these painters, like his friend Claude Monet. He began working en plein air, something this group of modern painters valued, as they had direct contact with their surroundings. By painting outside, it is possible to observe the natural sunlight and its effects on the figures and landscape – a new way of working for Sargent. In Pomegranates, the artist filled the canvas with various large and colorful fruit. The leaves vary in tonalities of green and have some touches of yellow highlights, while the juicy pomegranates have yellow-green outsides. Most of the fruits are cracked open – most likely the artist did this on purpose to have a richer color palette. The insides of the pomegranates are vibrant red and orange as if Sargent was portraying creatures of flesh and blood.
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