professormouse

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  1. 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 ?

    Madame_X_(Madame_Pierre_Gautreau),_John_

    I think I like the 'study' for it even more !
    All THAT over a dress strap ?

    Study_of_Mme_Gautreau_by_John_Singer_Sar