7 Timeless Quotes of  American Painter John Singer Sargent


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John Singer Sargent was an American artist. He was famous for his depictions of high society figures.

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He was the leading portraitist of his generation.

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Let's look at some of his popular quotes

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''The thicker you paint, the more it flows''

''Make the best of an emergency''

''You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh''

 ''It is certain that at certain times talent entirely overcomes thought or poetry''

 ''I don't dig beneath the surface for things that don't appear before my own eyes''

''Color is an inborn gift, but appreciation of value is merely training of the eye, which everyone ought to be able to acquire''

''If you begin with the middle-tone and work up from it toward the darks so that you deal last with your highest lights and darkest darks, you avoid false accents''

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