Sargent is no doubt one of the greats. His agenda of work consists of real life. There are moments when some of his paintings look like photographs, those moments that you see in a day and you wish you had a camera. He also did many portraits in his time and was known to make unattractive portrait subjects look better than they really did. As a present to my mom I did copies of some of Sargent’s sketches for Madam X, her favorite painting so you may be seeing them in the slideshow. Sargent is one of the most talented painter of the 20th century.