"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

12 January 2017

Happy birthday, Sargent.

Sargent, Pavement in San Marco, Venice, 1901

John Singer Sargent was born on this day in 1856.

Cultivate an ever-continuous power of observation. Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents. Store up in the mind... a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later. Above all things get abroad, see the sunlight and everything that is to be seen.

John Singer Sargent

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