Friday, May 18, 2007

Whistler Month: mid-month round-up

"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)
Rose's Art Lines: Whistler (all posts)
Maggie Stiefvater at Greywaren Art: Whistler (all posts)
Wendy Prior
(PS There's a very interesting variation on Technorati between painting and print-making. Maybe print makers don't blog?
  • everything in the known universe tagged as painting - 23,332 blog posts
  • everything in the known universe tagged as lithograph - 47 blog posts)
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