Friday, March 7, 2008

"White Satin"

9 x 12"
oil on masonite

Sargent's portrait of Elizabeth Ebsworth was done in 1897, and I'm certain she would not be caught dead in an art museum wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Such casual dress was unheard of in public places, and I'm reminded that I'm very happy to live in a time when it's perfectly acceptable. The Sargent painting hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago.

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1 comment:

adebanji said...

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