Perhaps it takes a painter like Tony Bennett (Anthony Benedetto) to see a common purpose in painting and singing:
Today I love to look at portraits by John Singer Sargent of people whom I know only by that portrait, and landscapes and seascapes that have long ago disappeared. Those of us who have to sing for a living have to keep the great songs alive in the same way.
(Quoted from the article “Tony Bennett,” page C11, November 12 - 13, 2016, The Wall Street Journal.)
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