"James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Nocturne: The Thames at Battersea (17.3.159)".
Born in New England, Whistler studied painting in Paris and then based himself in London. There he introduced the French practice of etching and lithographing as seriously as one painted. In his prints of the river Thames, as in those of the lagoons of Venice, Whistler developed subtle tonal variations that alluded dreamily to a triumph of water and air over substance. (Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. )For those interested in our Whistler Month project - this is a round-up of the posts of all those participating in Whistler Month.
Making a Mark: Whistler (all posts)
- Whistler and Art for Art's Sake (1st May 2007)
- Three Bridges (7th May 2007)
- No day without a line (8th May 2007)
- The Thames Set, etching papers and watermarks (17th May 2007)
- Drawing from Life (3rd May 2007)
- Fun facts on Whistler (9th May 2007)
- Just a quickie (10th May 2007)
- Facts on me and Whistler (12th May 2007)
- Whistler project WIP (14th May 2007)
- Master of the Month: James McNeill Whistler (3rd May 2007)
- everything in the known universe tagged as painting - 23,332 blog posts
- everything in the known universe tagged as lithograph - 47 blog posts)