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John Singer Sargent
Madame X, 1883 — John Singer Sargent,

Madame Pierre Gautreau aka Madame X caused quite the stir when it was first shown at the Salon in Paris. There was an uproar at the audacity of a strong woman being painted in such a way. So much so, that Sargent kept this painting in his studio for 30 years. Can you imagine that happening today? 

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