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philamuseum:

Could you sing the same note over and over again for hours? That’s what artist Thomas Eakins asked of Weda Cook in his portrait “The Concert Singer” to watch the action of her mouth and throat. But he didn’t stop there. He wrote the opening bars of the song into the picture frame. See it for yourself in our galleries now.”The Concert Singer,” 1890–92, by Thomas Eakins

philamuseum:

Could you sing the same note over and over again for hours? That’s what artist Thomas Eakins asked of Weda Cook in his portrait “The Concert Singer” to watch the action of her mouth and throat. But he didn’t stop there. He wrote the opening bars of the song into the picture frame. See it for yourself in our galleries now.

The Concert Singer,” 1890–92, by Thomas Eakins