Monday, April 09, 2007

Not That There is Anything Wrong with That...



Two Girls Fishing, 1912 by John Singer Sargent, Cinncinati Art Museum.

Sargent frequently choses women as subjects and although he painted many on commission, he also painted them when the work he was doing was for himself. He seems to empower them through the beauty he portrays them with. His personal interests in women are unclear and most of the time it is just said that he was a very private person and left at that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Not That There is Anything Wrong with That...

... But the first book on fishing for sport is commonly believed to have been written by a woman, Dame Juliana Berners in 15th century England. "The Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle"

http://www.uoregon.edu/~rbear/berners/berners.html

For more see "Dame Juliana, The Angling Treatyse and its Mysteries" By Fred Buller and H Falkus

http://www.ffcl.com/book.asp?id=87

Love the painting, no matter who the painter was.

Thanks again for sharing,
Giovanni

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