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James McNeill Whistler

Author: Robin Spencer
Publisher: London : Tate, 2003.
Series: British artists (Tate Gallery Publishing)
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"The American-born artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was hugely influential in the Victorian art world, his work the subject of vigorous debate. Best known for his atmospheric Nocturnes of the River Thames and his rejection of the idea that art should tell a story, he preferred instead to give his pictures musical titles. Radical in his recognition of the decorative principles of Eastern art, Whistler  Read more...
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Spencer, Robin.
James McNeill Whistler.
London : Tate, 2003
(OCoLC)607271842
Online version:
Spencer, Robin.
James McNeill Whistler.
London : Tate, 2003
(OCoLC)631797902
Named Person: James McNeill Whistler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Spencer
ISBN: 1854374869 9781854374868
OCLC Number: 52785269
Description: 80 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: British artists (Tate Gallery Publishing)
Responsibility: Robin Spencer.

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"The American-born artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was hugely influential in the Victorian art world, his work the subject of vigorous debate. Best known for his atmospheric Nocturnes of the River Thames and his rejection of the idea that art should tell a story, he preferred instead to give his pictures musical titles. Radical in his recognition of the decorative principles of Eastern art, Whistler created astonishing works that prefigured many of the concerns of modernism." "This new account of Whistler's art, published on the occasion of the centenary of his death, shows how profoundly influenced he was by the poetry and literature of the time. The famous libel trial with Ruskin is discussed, and, for the first time, many of his paintings are illustrated in the original frames created by the artist. Robin Spencer's reassessment underlines Whistler's status as a key artist of the modern age."--BOOK JACKET.

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