Art in life – Mary Ann’s September suggestion

Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the fall of Madame X by Deborah Davis

straplessMary Ann says: “Strapless tells how John Singer Sargent’s most famous painting caused a sensation in the 1884 Paris Salon. Its appearance had a dramatic effect on both the artist and the subject, Madame Virginie Amelie Gautreau, an American who became the ‘It Girl’ among the beau monde of Paris. You’ll learn fascinating details of the lives of artists and the elite during the Belle Epoque.”

Mary Ann also recommends that if possible, you have ready access to the internet as you read (computer, iPad, smart phone, etc), “to look at images of the many paintings referred to in the book. It will enhance the reading experience immensely.”

to read a sample from the ebook, click here

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