In his continuing exploration of Venetian architecture, Sargent maintained the habit of showing landmarks in partial views rather than completely or in great detail. In both Venice: I Gesuati and Corner of the Church of St. Stae, Venice (depicting churches located on the Giudecca and the Grand Canal, respectively), he contrasted these magisterial, marble-faced buildings with the more modest structures that abut each one, thus enhancing the sculptural grandeur of their columns and deep, shadowed niches. Ignoring the wider views that were possible, he selected a closer vantage point, as if inviting the viewer to disembark.
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Ainu. Carved Spoon. Wood, 1 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (4.7 x 20.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herman Stutzer, 12.202. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: North American Ainu Documentation Project, Yoshiburo Kotani, 1990-92, 12.202_Ainu_project.jpg)
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