Paul Helleu Sketching with his Wife (1889) by John Singer Sargent

Paul Helleu Sketching with his Wife - John Singer Sargent - 1889

Artwork Information

TitlePaul Helleu Sketching with his Wife
ArtistJohn Singer Sargent
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions66.3 x 81.5 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationBrooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, US

About Paul Helleu Sketching with his Wife

The artwork titled “Paul Helleu Sketching with his Wife,” created by John Singer Sargent in 1889, is crafted using oil on canvas. This piece exemplifies the Realism art movement and falls under the genre painting category. It measures 66.3 x 81.5 cm and is proudly displayed at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, NY, US.

Depicting a serene outdoor scene, the artwork portrays the French artist Paul Helleu, captured by Sargent while engaged in the act of sketching. Alongside him, his wife appears to be in a relaxed position, accompanying him in this intimate creative process. The couple is set against a lush, natural environment that suggests a calm and comforting ambiance. Sargent has meticulously rendered their attire, capturing the fashion of the era with the man’s formal suit and the woman’s elegant dress, complete with wide-brimmed hats that both provide shade and fashionably adorn their heads. The brushwork, with its vibrant touches of color and light, effectively conveys a sense of leisure and artistic endeavor set within the beauty of nature.

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