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Articles tagged with "John Singer Sargent"

The real Madame X: the true story that inspired Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet Strapless

16 May 2017

The scandal around John Singer Sargent's portrait of society beauty Amélie Gautreau ruined her reputation forever.

Watch: Christopher Wheeldon on his new ballet Strapless – 'A very relevant story for today'

4 February 2016

A 19th century scandal — and the John Singer Sargent painting behind it — has inspired the choreographer's latest ballet.

X-appeal: Christopher Wheeldon and Mark-Anthony Turnage on the 19th-century scandal that inspired their new ballet

30 July 2015

The choreographer and composer on the story behind John Singer Sargent's 'Portrait of Madame X', and how it has influenced their latest collaboration.