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Explore the MFA Guide: Decoration and Composition

 
Explore the MFA Guide: Decoration and Composition

Curator Erica Hirshler describes Sargent's watercolor composition Gourds as an example of the artist's concentration on decoration—filling space with shape and movement. Hirshler explains how architectural decoration was on the painter's mind as he labored for years, the murals at the Boston Public Library.
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