Whistler: Phaidon Colour Library

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler was one of the most original artists of the late nineteenth century. Flamboyant dandy and ebullient publicist, friend of Oscar Wilde, Whistler was also a meticulous craftsman dedicated to the perfection of his art. Whistler was born in America but trained in Paris. He began as a realist painter but gradually developed a startlingly original method of composition, refining his technique to the barest essentials. He was one of the first to argue that the abstract ingredients of a painting - the lines, shapes, colors and tones - could in themselves be the subject; he entitled the portrait of his mother Arrangement in Grey and Black.

This book provides a wide survey of carefully selected works, illustrated with 48 full-page color plates and accompanying notes, making it an ideal introduction to Whistler's art. 
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • 48 color illustrations
  • 7 7/10" x 3/5" x 9 7/10"
  • Phaidon Press
  • ISBN-10: 3791348434
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791348438
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