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.
and the way he paints hands!
the whole show is humbling in a rare way.
I hope to see it again