Thursday, July 09, 2015

The Most Beautiful Exhibition Up Now In The City

2 Images from the Sargent exhibition. 90 works many are monumental in size, but many of my favorites were not included. Sargent painted the rich and famous of his day, which some might find distasteful, after all these were very privileged people, but so what, there are many artists who to this day are painting the rich and famous and not nearly as compelling as Sargent's. Do you want a list? Then there are his paintings of children which are superb, has an artist ever painted children as breathtaking as his? There are some watercolors small and homoerotic in the last gallery and then there are those rumors about his sexuality which add a nice dose of spice to his long and magnificent career. The Metropolitan Museum through Oct. 4th.


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