The Violinist/Ode to John Singer Sargent. Zhao Kailin. Kailin became enamoured of the elegantly voluptuous society portraiture of American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Sargent’s Madame X (1884), a full-figure portrait of a mysterious porcelain-skinned woman dressed in a long black dress that scandalized Paris’s Salon of 1884, most certainly has left its silky mark on many of Kailin’s portrait paintings. LOVE THIS!!