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Exhibition: Sargent and Fashion

Location

Tate Britain,

Millbank, London,
SW1P 4RG

Dates

This exhibition runs from Thu, 22nd Feb 2024 to Sun, 7th Jul 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Sun,
16th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
17th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
18th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
19th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
20th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
21st Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Sat,
22nd Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)

Cost: £22

Description

Fashion, identity, painting: explore the unique work of John Singer Sargent

Celebrated for his striking portrait paintings, this exhibition sheds new light on John Singer Sargent’s acclaimed works. It explores how he worked like a stylist to craft the image of the sitters he painted, who he often had close relationships with.

Sargent used fashion as a powerful tool to express identity and personality. He regularly chose the outfits of his collaborators or manipulated their clothing. This innovative use of costume was central to his artwork – for example, tugging a heavy coat tighter around a man to emphasise his figure or letting a dress strap sensuously slip from a woman’s shoulder. It was these daring sartorial choices that allowed him to express his vision as an artist.

Almost 60 of Sargent’s paintings will be on display, including major portraits that rarely travel. Several period garments will also be showcased alongside the portraits they were worn in. The show examines how this remarkable painter used fashion to create portraits of the time, which still captivate today.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

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All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Thu, 22nd Feb 2024 to Sun, 7th Jul 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

June 2024

July 2024

Location

Tate Britain,

Millbank, London,
SW1P 4RG

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