I only like one artist. What are my three favorite paintings?

Aerospace taper millionaires

I remain separate solar police

Oriole rat missile appearance

American pirates aerosol pile

No airier polecat armies lapse


The name 'Mona Lisa' can be found in the letters, but that's a red herring. All five lines are the same letters, I was just having fun. You only need one line.


Two of the paintings names contain a woman's first name.

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    $\begingroup$ the clues look like they might be anagrams. $\endgroup$
    – Jasen
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 4:37
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    $\begingroup$ @Jasen Rather likely, given the tagging ;-) $\endgroup$
    – BmyGuest
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 6:10
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    $\begingroup$ Is the name of the artist in the anagram? $\endgroup$
    – IAmInPLS
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 12:46
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    $\begingroup$ 5 lines that are all anagrams of each other. Not really even sure where to start with this one... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 1:04
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    $\begingroup$ @hexomino I don't think so, all the lines contains exactly three i, and all the lines begin by an upper case letter $\endgroup$
    – IAmInPLS
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 11:35

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I think I got it at last. The painter is, I believe :

John Singer Sargent

And the three paintings are :


Elsie Palmer

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Rosina, who was Sargent's muse.

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These two paintings are in accordance with the second hint : they both are named after a woman's name.

And finally the last painting :


A Capriote (which also represents Rosina Ferrara).

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And now we can check the anagram :

Elsie palmer rosina a capriote : aaaaceeeeiiillmnoopprrrsst
American pirates aerosol pile : aaaaceeeeiiillmnoopprrrsst

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    $\begingroup$ Nice! I just don't know how to make a puzzle hard enough for you folks. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 20:07

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