About the Artist
This poster is a reproduction of The Piazzetta (c. 1911), attributed to John Singer Sargent. Perhaps as an antidote to formal portraits, Sargent turned increasingly to watercolor after 1900. In depictions of Venice, which he visited almost yearly, Sargent’s favorite perspective was from a gondola, at water level. Fluid and painterly, Sargent’s watercolors were composed directly in color; rarely were the forms outlined in pencil. Blue often dominates his Venetian scenes as if not only the water but also the stones and boats reflect the sky in the light of the lagoon.
- 20 x 24 inches (image: 16 x 20 inches)