John Singer Sargent's eye for beauty

No other artist could capture the beauty of a sitter with such seeming effortlessness as Sargent. At the height of his career, he was asked to capture the likenesses of America and Europe's most glamorous and influential people. Of course, most of his portraits were of the wealthy, but occasionally his brush represented less privileged subjects. Sargent was partial to beauty over all else. Where do we see this most evident? It is in the depiction of men; sometimes his creative friends, and other times mere models, that John Singer Sargent's emotional candor and sensuality flourishes.

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