October 24, 2010

John Singer Sargent Week: "Portrait of Madame X"

This is one of the most beautiful paintings in human history and it has a fascinating story which you can read here. Scandals, ruination, Sargent caving into public pressure, stuff like that.

Study for "Madame X"

"Madame X" in Sargent's studio

Original photo of Madame X

1 comment:

  1. Art historian Lee Sandstead did a segment on this painting for his Travel Channel show Art Attack