For anyone in the DC/VA/MD area interested in seeing the John Singer Sargent charcoal show in NYC, and also visiting the Hispanic Society for the recently reopened “Joaquin Sorolla’s Visions of Spain” exhibit, there are seats available on a bus arranged by The Art League. Rob will be leading the group. (No need to be an Art League member).
The trip is in two days, Tuesday, January 7th, and reservations will be taken until 5pm tomorrow. The bus is door to door and is a motorcoach with a restroom. $159 for the day all-inclusive (includes tickets to both events). See more information and sign up here!
While in Paris earlier this month, Rob arranged for The Art League group to see a special collection in the Ecole de Beaux-Arts school gallery. The school’s teaching and influence go back over 350 years. A highlight was seeing this gorgeous study which was drawn by John Singer Sargent while he attended there while studying for Duran. He won a top prize for the drawing in 1877. We also saw the cast he had drawn from (or a copy of it).
Detail of Sargent’s drawing
The actual cast above and a detail of the actual cast below.