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Monday, November 26, 2018

Sargent

I went from a busy few days to an even more hectic and stressful week. A LOT going on.... with my second surgery being tomorrow. Eventually I will do a more thorough update, but for now I just wanted to share an image of a painting I absolutely LOVE!

Two Girls Fishing ---John Singer Sargent

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    1. Thank you, sir. It's same-day and not terribly complex surgery, so I should be 'around' by later in the day tomorrow. I think I'm one of the first cases being done.

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  2. It's an impressive painting overall, and the background reminds me of numerous creeks around the area (upstate New York) that I grew up in, and still visit each summer.

    However, I must say that the ladies don't seem very relaxed, which is supposedly a positive aspect of fishing, and their derrieres can't be all that comfortable (at least over any period of time) planted on rocks, even large flat ones.

    They're also attired quite formally for an outdoor activity like fishing, although in centuries past proper American women were expected to wear dresses for all such public activities except swimming.

    I'm fantasizing that the woman who catches fewer fish is going to be stripped and then switched on her bare buns by the winner of their fishing competition, hence the intense, focused expression on both of their faces.

    I'm feeling a sense of nostalgia for my childhood and young-adult summers--even though I've never been into fishing, I've always enjoyed walking alongside or even inside ('splash hikes') those shallow creeks... --C.K.

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    1. I love Sargent's work. He's my favorite painter but oddly I prefer his outdoor pieces far more more than the portraits he is famous for. I don't have any issue with the attire or expressions. In fact I find their intent looks to be quite consistent with stream fishing.

      As to all of your 'speculation'? Hmmmmm, sounds like someone is 'in a mood'. LOL

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  3. Good luck KD hope all is well.

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    1. Thank you, Joe. All is well....but I am tired. Figure on some updates tomorrow.

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  4. Lovely painting overall and I find their facial expressions particularly interesting.
    Best wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

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    1. Thank you, as I said, I will probably post more tomorrow.

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