Sargent's Madame X (portrait of Virginie Amélie Gautreau- see link for the story behind the painting.)

Sargent's Madame X (portrait of Virginie Amélie Gautreau- see link for the story behind the painting.)

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portrait of Madame Pierre Gautreau by the American painter, John Singer Sargent, titled Madame X
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"Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau)" by John Singer Sargent. 1883-84, oil on canvas. The artist emphasized his subject's daring personal style by  depicting the right strap of her gown slipping from her shoulder. At the Salon of 1884 the portrait, in that form, received more ridicule than praise. Sargent repainted the shoulder strap as it now appears and kept the work for over thirty years. When, eventually, he sold it to the MetMuseum NYC, he asked that the museum disguise the sitter’s name.

"Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau)" by John Singer Sargent. 1883-84, oil on canvas. The artist emphasized his subject's daring personal style by depicting the right strap of her gown slipping from her shoulder. At the Salon of 1884 the portrait, in that form, received more ridicule than praise. Sargent repainted the shoulder strap as it now appears and kept the work for over thirty years. When, eventually, he sold it to the MetMuseum NYC, he asked that the museum disguise the sitter’s name.

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The development of the portrait of Madame Pierre Gautreau, or "Madame X" by John Singer Sargent. Wonderful to see the thought process.

The development of the portrait of Madame Pierre Gautreau, or "Madame X" by John Singer Sargent. Wonderful to see the thought process.

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Historia del Arte 101: John Singer Sargent - Nuevos retratos de la lona: un blog de arte Saatchi

Historia del Arte 101: John Singer Sargent - Nuevos retratos de la lona: un blog de arte Saatchi

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Study of Mme Gautreau by John Singer Sargent c1884 - Portrait of Madame X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Study of Mme Gautreau by John Singer Sargent c1884 - Portrait of Madame X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Portrait of Madame X  by Keith Henderson (1883-1982).........REMINDS ME OF MERYL STREEP...........ccp

Portrait of Madame X by Keith Henderson (1883-1982).........REMINDS ME OF MERYL STREEP...........ccp

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JOHN SINGER SARGENT with his painting of Madame X. (1856 - 1925) An American artist considered the leading portrait PAINTER of his generation.

JOHN SINGER SARGENT with his painting of Madame X. (1856 - 1925) An American artist considered the leading portrait PAINTER of his generation.

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john singer sargent: Madame X (detail)    Oil painting. 1883-84. Sargent's famous and controversial work. Here we have a large detail. Sargent had originally painted the woman's right strap (our left) slipped off her shoulder and onto her arm. After the critical storm, he repainted the strap onto the shoulder as we see it now

john singer sargent: Madame X (detail) Oil painting. 1883-84. Sargent's famous and controversial work. Here we have a large detail. Sargent had originally painted the woman's right strap (our left) slipped off her shoulder and onto her arm. After the critical storm, he repainted the strap onto the shoulder as we see it now

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