11/08/21 My Blue Heaven
John Singer Sargent never fails to enchant, and his portrait of Lady Agnew - in her languid pose and all of her elegant assurance - was a triumph at its debut in 1893, and thus launched Sargent's meteoric career.  Has there ever lived a better master of loose brushwork or the mixing of cerulean shades of blue than Sargent?   But what may set him most apart is his mastery at capturing an expression which conveys the soul of the sitter.  Read more here.