John Singer Sargent was born on this day in 1856.
One of our most popular photographs offers a peek inside his studio at 41 boulevard Berthier in Paris, ca. 1884. Sargent kept the painting Madame X in his studio after it created a scandal at the Salon of 1884. He eventually exhibited it in London, Berlin, Rome, and San Francisco before selling it to the Metropolitan Museum of art in 1916.
See more photographs of artists in their studios at http://s.si.edu/1RKcTJA
That’s the painging some have told me it looks like me (though I don’t see the resemblance). I didn’t knew it had caused so much scandal, that’s fun.
I hope to see it one day.
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Today is John Singer Sargent’s birthday
Here’s some of his artwork and where it can be seen.
1. John Singer Sargent, Photographer
1920, Gelatin silver print.
2. Madam X,
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC NY
3. The B&W picture is as the paint was when 1st shown, the strap off her shoulder cause a huge scandal, I recommend book Strapless about it. He changed the painting after 1st showing.
4. El Jaleo,
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston MA (my favorite)
5. Isabella Stewart Gardner, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston MA
6. The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
7. Is how the painting is framed by the original vases at MFA.
8. Theodore Roosevelt,
National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC (When it’s not in the White House)
9. Nonchaloir (Repose), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
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The Wyndham Sisters by John Singer Sargent | Fleurs by Jean Benner | Mrs. Daniel Sargent by John Singleton Copley | Gossip Being Punished by Ignacio Diaz Olano | Mrs. Louis E. Raphael by John Singer Sargent
No gradient. Not a single change in vibrance or brightness. No brightness. It engulfs. It’s all black.
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