An American in London

An American in London

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In the 1860s and 1870s Whistler produced a body of work based on Battersea Bridge, London. Pivotal to his career, this beautiful group of paintings permits a detailed examination of his approach to composition, subject and technique. The earliest pieces, notably Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge, produced soon after his arrival in London, mark one of his most profound and successful challenges to the art establishment of the time and his influence on the aesthetics of the day. This comprehensive and handsomely illustrated study presents the definitive examples of Whistler's radical new approach to the time-honoured subject of the city and river. The works reveal to us Whistler's world - the exhibitions, personalities, buildings, style and atmosphere which inform his art and root this American cosmopolitan securely in the ranks of noted artists inspired by London and the Thames.Many monographic exhibitions of his work have occurred, and since so many movements in art implicate Whistler in some way, his work has also appeared in hundreds ofthematic and group shows. However, no major exhibition of Whistlera#39;sanbsp;...

Title:An American in London
Author:Margaret F. MacDonald, Patricia de Montfort
Publisher:Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd - 2013-09-30


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