Those who study John Singer Sargent, who painted An Artist in His Studio, see that painting as a lesser work, a kind of joke.
Your host disagrees. He thinks it’s a masterpiece, and carries it with him always. The painting depicts of a man painting a landscape in his “studio” — his home.
What Sargent commentators don’t realize is that the man in the painting isn’t painting a landscape, he’s creating a window.
Your host also checks in with corespondent Peter Choyce. Peter has escaped Los Angeles (and rehab) for the idyllic woods of North Carolina.