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The Black Brook (also known as The Brook), c. 1908. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Oil on canvas, 21-3/4 x 27-1/2 in. (55.25 x 69.85 cm.) Tate Britain. [The Atheneum - best for viewing images of Sargent's work, enlarged and without annotations, preferably on Firefox.] [JSS Virtual Gallery - very informative and broad in scope, often from a personal perspective.]


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Winslow Homer's Birthday // High praise for movie Mr.Turner by art critic Christopher "Do whatever it takes" Knight // Two other critics find scrutinizing Cubism an "arduous task" // Retiring Gardner Museum director's shameless legacy // What one noted choreographer is reading (surprise!) // Shakespeare in Brooklyn, sans accent // and more. . . .

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"Lonely Teardrops," Stephen Akey, The Smart Set (from Drexel University), February 4, 2015.

Akey writes: "Robert Frost said that tears while reading obscure meaning. I say pass the tissues. . . . I should explain that by weeping I don't mean hysterical blubbery sobbing. No, I mean a decorous welling of the eyes and a slight tightening of the throat."


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