Thistles  1889

by John Singer Sargent

Beginning in 1885, John Singer Sargent spent more and more time painting out of doors, exploring the techniques and subjects of Impressionism, inspired by a growing friendship with Claude Monet. Working alongside fellow American artists in the rural English environs of Worcestershire, Sargent experimented with distinctly broken brushwork and a high-keyed palette. [i]Thistl...
55.9 × 71.8 cm (22 × 28 1/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago