One of the joys one gets from trying to make a copy, however flawed, of a great work of art is an understanding of how the paintings was made, the artists use of colour and above all else the talent of the original artist.

Making my pale facsimile of Madame X has made me look at just how Sargent approached his work. Now before I get too carried away with this it must be accepted that I’m working from a print which, no matter the quality, would never come close to the real thing. Providing you accept that then one still learns so much.

Simon Marchini

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An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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