Art Chowder May | June 2017, Issue 9 - Page 40

A distinction between sprezzatura and bravura, a dazzling display of virtuosity, may be observed by comparing Sargent with the fashionable Italian-French society portraitist Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931), fourteen years his senior. The portrait of the French actress and courtesan Marthe de Florian (1898) by Boldini (one of her string of famous lovers) displays his familiar fanciful, bold, and vigorous brushwork, which gave him the moniker the β€œMas- ter of Swish.” But whereas Sargent sought to capture the person, Boldini’s paintings of women in particular seem less like portraits of individuals than of ladies cast into a mold of a frivolous, sexy, and sensuous type. Sargent’s economical virtuosity and lack of affectation are espe- cially evidenced in his many watercolo ΙΜ°έ‘•Ι”‘”ΝΡ…Ή‘́…Ёё”)Ω•ΙδΑ₯ΉΉ…±”½˜Ρ‘”…ΙΠΈ́ё”±•…‘₯ΉœM…ɝ•ΉΠ•αΑ•ΙЁI₯‘…ɐ)=Ι΅½ΉΑΥЁ₯Π°ƒŠqQ‘”Νέ₯™ΡΉ•Ν́½˜Ρ‘”‰ΙΥΝ‘έ½Ι¬…Ω”‘₯́ݽɬΡ‘”)₯΅΅•‘₯…δ½˜±₯™”₯ΡΝ•±˜ΈM…ɝ•ΉΣŠé͕±˜΅½Ή™₯‘•Ή”…ΉΡ•‘Ή₯…°)Α½έ•Ί•Ή…‰±•‘₯΄ΡΌΝ•₯锁ё”•ΝΝ•Ή”½˜„ΝΥ‰©•Π‘₯Ι•Ρ±δ)…ΉΝՍ₯ΉΡ±δΈ!”Ή•Ω•Θέ…ΝΡ•„ΝΡΙ½­”°…Ή‘”ΥΝ•έ‘…Ρ•Ω•Θ)΅•…ΉΜ±…䁅Ё‘…ΉΡΌ…‘₯•Ω”‘₯́•™™•ΡΜθΝΡ½ΑΑ₯Ήœ½ΥΠ°ΝΑ½Ή₯Ήœ°)έ…ΰΙ•Ν₯ΝΠ°έ•Π΅½Έ΅έ•Π°½Υ…‘”‘₯‘±₯‘ΡΜ°ΝΙ…э‘₯Ήœ½ΥΠΈ%΄΄)ΑΙ½Ω₯Ν…Ρ₯½Έ…Ή•αΑ•Ι₯΅•ΉΠέ•Ι”Ρ‘”­•έѼ„ΝΡε±”Ρ‘…Ё݅Μ)½ΉΝΡ…ΉΡ±δ•Ω½±Ω₯Ήœ»Št)₯½Ω…ΉΉ€ ½±‘₯Ή€)A½ΙΡΙ…₯Ё½˜5…ΙΡ‘”‘”±½Ι₯…Έ€Δΰΰΰ½₯°½Έ…ΉΩ…Μ)M₯锁չ­Ή½έΈAΙ₯Ω…Ρ”½±±•Ρ₯½Έ)!”ΡΙ…Ω•±•έ₯‘•±δ½ΈΙ•Υ±…ȁͭ•Ρ‘₯ΉœΡ½ΥΙΜ°™Ι½΄Ρ‘”Mέ₯Ν́±ΆѼΡ‘”5•‘₯Ρ•ΙΙ…Ή•…Έ…ΉΡ‘”9•…ȁ…ΝΠ°½™Ρ•Έέ₯Ρ )™…΅₯±δ…Ή™Ι₯•Ή‘ΜΈ!₯͕́±˜΅½Ή™₯‘•Ή”έ…́ѕ΅Α•Ι•…ΉΡ‘½Υ‘Ρ™Υ°Έ=Ή”έ‘ΌΙ•΅•΅‰•Ί݅э‘₯Ήœ‘₯΄έ½Ι¬Ρ½±)‘½ά°½Ή”‘”‘…‘½Ν•Έ„ΝΥ‰©•Π…Ή‘…‘₯́ѽ½±Μ…±°Ν•Π½ΥΠ°‘”ƒŠqέ½Υ±΅…­”΅½…Έ½Ω•ΘΡ‘”‘₯™™₯Υ±Ρ䁽˜Ρ‘”ΝΥ‰©•Π)…ΉΝ…δ°ƒŠa$…»ŠeЁ‘Ό₯Π³Šd½ΘƒŠa%ӊéչΑ…₯ΉΡ…‰±”³Šd…Ή™₯Ή…±±δ°ƒŠa]•±°°±•ΣŠé‘…Ω”„έ‘…¬…Ё₯Π»ŠgŠt))½‘ΈM₯Ή•ΘM…ɝ•ΉΠ)½ΥΙ‘Μ€Δδΐΰέ…ѕɍ½±½Θ½ΈΑ…Α•Θ(ΔЁΰ€ΘÊt Ι½½­±εΈ5ΥΝ•Υ΄)MΥ½±„‘€M…ΈI½ΌŒΈ€ΔδΐΜ€ΔЁΰ€ΘÊt)AΙ₯Ω…Ρ”½±±•Ρ₯½Έ)Y₯±±„‘€5…Ι±₯„°1Ս„聁½ΥΉΡ…₯Έ€ΔδΔΐ)݅ѕɍ½±½Θ½ΈΑ…Α•Θ€Δ؁ΰ€ΘÊt)5ΥΝ•Υ΄½˜₯Ή”ΙΡ́ ½ΝΡ½Έ)MΑ…Ή₯Ν ½ΥΉΡ…₯Έ€ΔΰΔȁ݅ѕɍ½±½Θ)½ΈΑ…Α•Θ€Θāΰ€Δ́ΰ€ΜΌΣŠt5•ΡΙ½Α½±₯Ρ…Έ)5ΥΝ•Υ΄½˜ΙΠ°9•άe½Ι¬)=ΈΡ‘”Ι…Ή …Ή…°ŒΈ€Δδΐ܁݅ѕɍ½±½Θ½Έ)Α…Α•ΘAΙ₯Ω…Ρ”½±±•Ρ₯½Έ(ΠΐIP !=]H5i%9