Monday, February 21, 2011

While on the subject...

John Singer Sargent is one of my favorite artists and his Nonchaloir (Repose) c. 1911 is one of my favorite paintings. It's absolutely effortless and the colors are amazing. I love the large brush strokes and resulting loss of detail in the elaborate woodwork, embroidery, and furniture. 

While in the National Gallery of Art I accidentally stumbled upon this painting. I've always loved it, and wasn't expecting to see it there. That's one of the greatest feelings... accidentally discovering a work of art you've loved and unexpectedly getting to see it in person.


  1. I like your taste in art JWC and I love this fact I included it on my blog back in September and I'm happy to see it again here!

  2. Thank you! Sargent is one of my favorite artists and I've always loved this painting... and I've really enjoyed following your blog!