John Singer Sargent – Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

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My favorite artist right there.

[Great story for this one.](http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/sargent-carnation-lily-lily-rose-n01615/text-summary)
>He worked on the picture, one of the few figure compositions he ever made out of doors in the Impressionist manner, from September to early November 1885, and again at the Millets’s new home, Russell House, Broadway, during the summer of 1886, completing it some time in October. Sargent was able to work for only a few minutes each evening when the light was exactly right. He would place his easel and paints beforehand, and pose his models in anticipation of the few moments when he could paint the mauvish light of dusk. As autumn came and the flowers died, he was forced to replace the blossoms with artificial flowers.

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