He’s only 7 years old, but this Maryland boy ‘could be the next Einstein’
Tuesday is museum day for 7-year-old Romanieo Golphin Jr. So one recent afternoon, the boy and his father visited the National Gallery of Art. As they approached works by neoclassical painters, Romanieo Golphin Sr. spoke to his son about technique in a hushed tone.
“Typically, you’ll have the master in the room and then his students,” the father said.
Golphin quizzed his son about a painting across the exhibit. A correct answer, he promised, would mean extra french fries at lunch.
“That’s John Singer Sargent,” Romanieo said. He was wrong — but it was difficult to see the painting from that distance. After that, he easily picked out works by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and J.M.W. Turner.