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John Singer Sargent visited Spain during 1879, as well as North Africa, where he spent five months observing and depicting his new cultural surroundings. During this time of travel, the painter produced many sketches and study paintings, mainly of flamenco dancers, like Study for 'The Spanish Dancer.' The American artist was amazed at the Moorish and Spanish culture he encountered, inspiring to produce new artworks. During this time, some literary works also encouraged artists to look in a new cultural direction, like Tales of the Alhambra, by the American writer Washington Irving, as well as the opera Carmen, by George Bizet.
The many studies Sargent concluded during this time would ultimately end in the finished masterpiece Spanish Dancer, his first attempt to portray this subject. Although today Study for 'The Spanish Dancer' is considered the final work before the finished oil painting, it was previously unknown to the public. The painter had an unusual way of working with watercolors in his studies, a reflex of the artist’s teachings.
Sargent was classically trained when it came to his painting techniques, and because of his precise skills, was praised by the judges of the Paris Salon – mainly because of his portrait paintings. Carolus Duran became the painter’s art teacher in Paris and caused a shift in his artistic perception. Duran taught Sargent that it was favorable for his work to break some of the strict rules implied by the Classic Academies. The painter learned to loosen the structural elements of his paintings, and thus creating freer studies.
The painting Study for 'The Spanish Dancer' is a truly modern take on a dynamic scene. With bright colors and contrasting light and dark areas, Sargent created an exotic and captivating view. The atmosphere is dark brown and ochre, with a hint of orange. White specks are falling from the sky, possibly confetti. Two women dance in colorful dresses, holding their arms in the air and throwing their head back. The woman on the forefront, to the right of the artwork, is wearing a red dress with white and black detail. The woman to the left is farther away and wears a light yellow dress. Sargent used expressive and rapid brush strokes to give an idea of a dynamic scene without much detail.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Study for 'The Spanish Dancer', you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Study for 'The Spanish Dancer' that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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