|Sargent's dynamic "El Jaleo" is perfectly
lit and sited within the astounding Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
"The Museum's three floors of galleries
open onto a central courtyard [image left] filled with flowering plants.
The appeal of the Museum lies not simply in its rich collections but in
its total impression. The spirit of architecture, the personal character
of the arrangement of the art and the colour and fragrance of the courtyard
all create an atmosphere that delights the senses and sparks the imagination."