John Singer Sargent's Study for Spanish Dance
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Study for Spanish Dance
c. 1880
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri
Oil on canvas
28 1/2 x 19 in.
Gift of Julia and Humbert Tisman
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This painting is one of two studies that the Nelson-Atkins Museum both of which directly relate to his much larger painting Spanish Dance

This painting (Study for Spanish Dance) is done with  liberal brush strokes, and the sky seems to churn in a brewing storm above echoing the passion of the dance. No effort is made to represent the faces, the object is the dance itself. 


  • See the year in review  1879

By:  Natasha Wallace
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