Madame X by John Singer Sargent, 1884.
This portrait has a timeless appeal, to me it looks like it could have
been painted today. I simply adore the black dress. This portrait was considered
a "scandal in French Society". The story behind this painting makes
for some verrrry interesting reading!
|Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustave Klimt (1907)|
Adele Bloch-Bauer II sold for $87.9 million.
|The Kiss by Gustauve Klimt, 1907|
I like the woman's face better in this
painting than his more famous work,
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
|Maxfield Parrish, what beautiful work! This piece is entitled|
"Ecstasy". Not a typical "head and shoulders" portrait but oh
so beautiful. Love the Parrish blue skies and clouds.
Whistler's Mother by James McNeill Whistler
Couldn't help it. Who could leave out Whistler's
mom when the topic is portraits?
Summer Clouds by Charles Curran, 1917
|This beautiful image was discovered when I |
saw a large reproduction of it in a
Bombay Store. I can just taste the
salty air and feel the wind when I see this painting.