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John Singer Sargent painted the captivating artwork entitled Village Children in 1890. This was a significant year for the artist, for he exhibited his Impressionistic work A Morning Walk in Boston. The review Sargent got from the critics wasn’t as he expected, and the painter claimed that Dennis Bunker’s work was better received by the public.
Early in his career, Sargent was very strict with his academic learnings. Classically trained and inspired by the masters of the Baroque art, like Diego Velazquez and Van Dyck, Sargent captured a dramatic effect in his realistic portraits. While studying in Paris with his teacher Carolus Duran, the artist understood how he could deconstruct his learnings and listen to his intuition. Because of this newfound liberty in painting, Sargent’s work became beautifully unique. The prestigious Paris Salon praised him for his portrait paintings, awarding the painter with an Honorable Mention for his painting entitled Carolus-Duran.
The fame Sargent achieved from portrait painting rapidly spread through Europe and America. Influential people from the high society commissioned their portrait, and he would have multiple commissions to fulfill. These jobs occupied most of his time, and he had to tend to the will of his sitters, which would sometimes limit his creative options. After a while, Sargent began trying out new projects, like painting murals, and eventually gave up painting portraits altogether. The tragic death of his mother contributed to his change in direction as well.
During the late 1890s, Sargent focused on watercolor painting and inclined to work in a more modern way. His primary influence during this time was coming from his Impressionist friends, like Claude Oscar Monet. He learned to paint outdoors, or in French en plein air, to quickly capture the impression of the sunlight over a landscape. The oil painting Village Children was depicted in a highly Impressionistic manner, even though Sargent never loses his realistic touch. The girl on the left wears a light colored hat with a bright red flower and a dark band decorating it. She has rosy cheeks and stares directly at the viewer. The girl on the left is wearing a dark hat, also with a red flower, and glares into the distance. Both children wear similar brown and white dresses. The background was loosely painted with shades of brown, ochre, and red.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Village Children, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Village Children 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.
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