This Week's Sargent #8

Portrait of Carolus-Duran (1879)


swac said...

Ah Duran...Duran's probably thinking about Claude Monet's painting of a Flock of Seagulls.

Rob said...

"The Hair, Monet, the Hair! Mon Deu, The Hair!", thought Carolus-Duran. "These beebop degenerates - they are for hanging!" he said aloud. But rock criticism was in its infancy, and his cogent obsevations went unheeded, much to Monet's secret satisfaction. He once confided in me, "This M. Tom Parker, he has nothing on me! I would have made that Elvis boy a God! - and, enfin, put him a few Goddard masterpieces, instead of the merde the "Colonel" allowed! Now he is fat,and dead, and I was right - no art in his handling!" He flicked a little mauve across my glasses, and turned back to yet another Japanese footbridge canvas, before the magic hour faded, much like the Flock's career soon would. I left him there, muttering, and had an epee with a good fois gra' and a saucisson at Harry's, with Vincent, who had brought an excellent pouilly fuime.


swac said...

Ah, hilarious.

Now where did I put that absinthe...?

slyboots2 said...

I think he looks a little like Judge Reinhold. And that's my dorky opinion for today.

And good quote- Oscar Wilde said,"Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder."