by S. David

Why it’s a scandal
Scandalous really
What century
Does she think
This is
She awaits
Her swain
Some time in
The decades
The Great War
World War I
Perhaps even
Perhaps during
Victoria’s reign
Certainly not in
The seventeen
Times have
High culture
High fashion
Raise that
©2009 S. David
Madame Pierre Gautreau (Madame X)
by John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist. Sargent was born in Florence, Italy to American parents. He studied in Italy and Germany, and then in Paris under Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran. Duran's atelier was progressive, dispensing with the traditional academic approach which required careful drawing and underpainting, in favor of the alla prima method of working directly on the canvas with a loaded brush.
Inspired by the portrait of Madame Pierre Gautreau
(Madame X) by John Singer Sargent c 1884

"Scandal" - Painting Sold

Acrylic on Canvas -32" x 24"

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