I was recently privileged enough to be able to spend some time at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The museum was amazing and filled with so many works and artists that I recognized and admired. There were works by John Singer Sargent (The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit) was particularly amazing. What can be seen viewing the works in front of you are the brush strokes that you can’t see from a picture viewed online. For example, in his work (Mrs. Fiske Warren (Gretchen Osgood) and Her Daughter Rachel) you can see the individual brushstrokes of the master. What he accomplishes in one brush stroke is simply amazing. Without any blending strokes, Singer Sargent is able to present an incredible painting. As far as emotional impact, JMW Turner’s painting “The Slave Ship” is evocative without any question. I learned from being next to these painting is that the real impacts of these paintings can’t be fully realized without the experience of being there.