Monday, 15 February 2010

John Singer Sargent


On the Artrage forum one of the threads is to draw a funny imitation of a famous artist and there work...I chose John Singer Sargent a famous American potrait painter who worked in Paris until he painted Madam X ...this picture was thought to be so provocative that he had to leave France....this is my take on it....hope you like it...

6 comments:

  1. Oooh, what is he doing with that tickling stick?

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  2. Teresa..that would be telling....lol

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  3. Yeah, it basically trashed his continental career and had to go to Great Britain to get his career going again. How ironic that it now is his most famous painting.
    Fun spot -you got a nice R.O. Blechman thing going on here, John!
    Big fan of him -if you don't know his work you should check him out -I think you'd find him a kindred spirit.

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  4. Thanks for that Jim..I've just googled Blechman..he's really something.I'm going to have another look..
    I like Sargents work...he had a way of blending his subject into the background which I like ..

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  5. Great stuff John, this one reminds me of one Larry ( one of my fave cartoonists did} where the cleaner is dusting around the statue of Rodins 'The Thinker' and the expression on the statues face. Brilliant mate

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  6. Thanks Paul..Larry is one of my favourites too...I know the cartoon you mean...I've got a print of his Rodin's golfer on my wall....hope you are well...

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