My favorite Art September 5, 2009Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
I’ve realized something. I really dig 19th century art. My two favorite artists from that period are Henri Regnault, and John Singer Sargent.
I’ll start with the latter:
I get the distinct impression that Sargent was gay. Lifelong bachelor, a slightly younger protege. You get the idea here. Probably why I’m drawn to his work. He understood the male body.
Now onto Henri Regnault, not as many from him but still some good ones.
The above painting is phenomenal. It’s just breathtaking in its detail and composition. And of course it makes you just wish the cape would shift just a little bit more but alas, it won’t happen.
I get the feeling that Regnault might have been a friend of Dorothy too. He was young when he died, only 28. But he produced some very good art.
So there you have it. Now you know what to get me for my birthday or for a holiday gift.