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Carnation Lily, Lily Rose. John Singer Sargent. 1885-86. Tate Gallery. London.
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CARNATION LILY, LILY ROSE (JOHN SINGER SARGENT)

Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), Bri
tish writer and essayist

Of this painting, often considered his masterpiece, Sargent said: A fearful difficult subject.

 

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