I'd like to thank the tortured Artist inside Angela Montengro for the reminder.
John Singer Sargent did a painting that caused an 'outrage' in France at the time.
That's NOT how you portray women !
The pose was all wrong and 'even worse' originally there may have been just one strap on her dress.
I know....what a tramp ?
Whatever the fuss was about it helped his career in the UK and America.
He does paint skin and hands really well
This is Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau, the 'sitter' [stand-er ?] for the original 'Portrait of Madame X'.
On display at The Met in New York.....funny that ?
I think I like the 'study' for it even more !
All THAT over a dress strap ?
That's the 3rd time I've read 'are you on drugs' in here as some sort of Judgement.
Madonna claims not to have 'enjoyed' drugs but has tried all manner of them.
I suppose losing control of everyone and everything for even five minutes could be a problem for some.