Madame X by John SInger Sargent

The Scandalous Madame X

Scandal. American portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856- 1925) shocked the art world when he exhibited “Portrait de Mme…” at the Paris Salon of 1884. Gilded age attitudes of displaying stately wealth and status were temporarily abandoned for a background of sparse mystery and overtly ethereal sexual energy. An homage to ancient times with a…