Sargent at the Met

August 3, 2015 - 9:55pm

Jenn, Kristi and I went to the Met 
Mostly to see the Sargent Show
Which knocked me off my feet.
Sargent gets what I struggle with.
This meeting between representation
and the mark making, abstract
for the love of paint kind of painting.

many of the paintings, barely hang together
large areas almost unpainted 
then the drawing is so fresh and exact 
that the few cues pull it all brilliantly together.
super exciting.

and the way he paints hands!
the whole show is  humbling in a rare way. 

I hope to see it again


Marie Buloz Pailleron (Madame Édouard Pailleron)