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Venetian Interior
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Oil on canvas
68.3 x 87 cm (26 7/8 x 34 1/4 in.)
Museum purchase, 1920
Jpg: Jim's Fine Art Collection

This is a good example of John's use of light in a picture. Notice the way it filters in from an unseen doorway at frame right, the light at the far end, as well as how light and shadows manifest themselves on the different figures. 



John Singer Sargent, An Exhibition -- Whitney Museum, NY & The Art Institute of Chicago 1986-1987

By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 1999