Saturday, March 28, 2009

"Hey, that's the Sargent painting!"

While watching John Wayne's 1960 The Alamo, I was bemused to see a scene that I recognized. A quick google search revealed that my eyes and memory had not deceived me. There is no doubt whatsoever that whoever composed the bottom picture here was familiar with the top one.

Top: John Singer Sargent's "El Jaleo," housed in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
Bottom: One frame from a 10 second scene in The Alamo.

Not an accident...



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