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Strapless : John Singer Sargent and the fall of Madame X

Author: Deborah Davis; John Singer Sargent
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin Group, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Explores the story behind John Singer Sargent's "Madame X," a painting of twenty-three-year-old Amelie Gautreau which unleashed a storm of controversy when it was unveiled at the Paris Salon to show the young wife with one strap of her gown falling off her shoulder, and provides insights into the lives of the artist and his subject.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Singer Sargent; John Singer Sargent; Virginie Avegno Gautreau; Virginie Avegno Gautreau; John Singer Sargent
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Davis; John Singer Sargent
ISBN: 158542336X 9781585423361
OCLC Number: 56558671
Description: 310 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: La Louisiane --
City of light --
A professional beauty --
The pupil --
A smashing start --
Brilliant creatures --
Heat and light --
His masterpiece --
The Flying Dutchman --
Finishing touches --
Dancing on a volcano --
Le scandale --
Calculated moves --
A woman of a certain age --
A man of prodigious talent --
Twilight of the gods.
Responsibility: Deborah Davis.

Abstract:

Explores the story behind John Singer Sargent's "Madame X," a painting of twenty-three-year-old Amelie Gautreau which unleashed a storm of controversy when it was unveiled at the Paris Salon to show the young wife with one strap of her gown falling off her shoulder, and provides insights into the lives of the artist and his subject.

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