Sargent and the Soul

Home / Education / ARChives / Foundational Discussions

Sargent and the Soul

From ARC Staff

Published before 2005


A happy client once said, "Sargent saw beyond the veil of flesh & painted her very soul." Sargent said, "If there was a veil there I should have painted it, too - I can only paint what I can see". The idea of painting souls and spirits and spiritual things lies in the ability to paint the visible stuff very well. Besides, what color is a soul? Would that be thalo green or orange?