Madam X


Madam X by John SargentMadam X by John Singer Sargent.
The most recognizable work by American painter John Singer Sargent. Sexy, elegant, and controversial.



Nephelle MilosNephelle Milos

In her own words:

“Sargent’s work in general has such a uniformity of excellence. There is a realism about his portraits, yet there remains a fleeting sense of Romanticism. This period in music is very dear to me as well; the art’s zenith, the death and transfiguration of the Romantic era (leading up to the effects of WWI on all forms of art) have always kept a particular fascination in me.
To become Madame X — Gautreau’s beauty, provocative dress and studied indifference, her rumored affairs — would be, in a sense, to vicariously assume that form, to have lived in that time, if only for a moment. “

Shoot date

TBD – Set when project is 100% funded

Estimated image completion date

TBD – Set when project is 100% funded

About this project

This is an experiment on creating room for more people to be part of an art project, making it a community project. [EXPAND Read more]

After the image is done, this page will be converted into a regular gallery page with the name of the supporters included on the page.

For those who are familiar with Kickstarter, this looks very similar to what they do there. The main difference is that I won’t keep nagging people to support this project with a tight deadline and I hope you’d be interested in being part of this beyond the financial support.

Let’s create together!