painting is quite different from television or the movies, where a plot
unfolds over time. It's just one image, frozen, unmoving. Yet, sometimes
artists have exciting stories to tell.
Let's read about Brook Watson's adventure with a shark and see if what
they say is truethat a picture is worth a thousand words....
John Singleton Copley,
Watson and the Shark, 1778, National Gallery of Art, Ferdinand
Lammot Belin Fund
© 2007 National Gallery of Art