The Life of James McNeill Whistler

Author: Elizabeth Robins Pennell,Joseph Pennell

Publisher: London : W. Heinemann ; Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott Company


Category: Painters

Page: N.A

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The Life of James McNeill Whistler (Classic Reprint)

Author: Elizabeth Robins Pennell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781451002515

Category: Art

Page: 682

View: 473

Excerpt from The Life of James McNeill Whistler Ford's Edition - Mi. Heinemamt publisher The Gentle Art for Whittler - Summary of the Booh - Perieci qf Unimportant Quarrel. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Life of James McNeill Whistler (Illustrations)

Author: Elizabeth Robins Pennell,Joseph Pennell



Category: History

Page: 407

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Mr. and Mrs. Pennell's authorised Life of James McNeill Whistler appeared in two volumes in October 1908, and has had to be reprinted in that form three times since then. Its sale even in that comparatively expensive form has been an unexpectedly large one, proving without doubt that interest in Whistler's life is alive and growing. During the three years since its first publication much new material has come into the hands of the authors, and a complete revision of the book has therefore become necessary. The present volume is, to all intents and purposes, a new one. Many of the older illustrations in the earlier editions have been superseded by new ones, a number of which are reproduced for the first time. For the new material included in this edition the authors and the publisher are indebted to friends and numerous sympathetic correspondents, and they wish to express their indebtedness especially to Mr. John W. Beatty, Director of the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh; Mr. E. D. Brooks; Mr. Clifford Gore Chambers; Mr. E. T. Cook; Mr. Leon Dabo; Mr. Frederick Dielmann; Messrs. Dowdeswell; M. Théodore Duret; Mr. A. J. Eddy; Mrs. Wickham Flower; Right Hon. Jonathan Hogg; Mr. H. S. Hubbell; Mr. Will H. Low; Mr. Burton Mansfield; Judge Parry; Mr. H. Reinhardt; Mr. H. S. Ridings; Mr. Albert Rouiller; Miss Alice Rouiller; Mr. William Scott; M. Ströhlen; Mr. Ross Turner; Mr. C. F. G. Turner; Mr. C. Howard Walker; Mr. J. H. Wrenn.

James McNeill Whistler

Author: Victoria Charles

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780423047

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Whistler suddenly shot to fame like a meteor at a crucial moment in the history of art, a field in which he was a pioneer. Like the impressionists, with whom he sided, he wanted to impose his own ideas. Whistler’s work can be divided into four periods. The first may be called a period of research in which he was influenced by the Realism of Gustave Courbet and by Japanese art. Whistler then discovered his own originality in the Nocturnes and the Cremorne Gardens series, thereby coming into conflict with the academics who wanted a work of art to tell a story. When he painted the portrait of his mother, Whistler entitled it Arrangement in Grey and Black and this is symbolic of his aesthetic theories. When painting the Cremorne Pleasure Gardens it was not to depict identifiable figures, as did Renoir in his work on similar themes, but to capture an atmosphere. He loved the mists that hovered over the banks of the Thames, the pale light, and the factory chimneys which at night turned into magical minarets. Night redrew landscapes, effacing the details. This was the period in which he became an adventurer in art; his work, which verged on abstraction, shocked his contemporaries. The third period is dominated by the full-length portraits that brought him his fame. He was able to imbue this traditional genre with his profound originality. He tried to capture part of the souls of his models and placed the characters in their natural habitats. This gave his models a strange presence so that they seem about to walk out of the picture to physically encounter the viewer. By extracting the poetic substance from individuals he created portraits described as “mediums” by his contemporaries, and which were the inspiration for Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Towards the end of his life, the artist began painting landscapes and portraits in the classical tradition, strongly influenced by Velázquez. Whistler proved to be extremely rigorous in ensuring his paintings coincided with his theories. He never hesitated in crossing swords with the most famous art theoreticians of his day. His personality, his outbursts, and his elegance were a perfect focus for curiosity and admiration. He was a close friend of Stéphane Mallarmé, and admired by Marcel Proust, who rendered homage to him in A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. He was also a provocative dandy, a prickly socialite, a demanding artist, and a daring innovator.

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Author: James M. Whistler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146561

Category: Art

Page: 334

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The great artist deflates Wilde, Ruskin, Swinburne, and inane critics. Whistler also discusses the aesthetics of the Impressionist.

Dictionary of Artists' Models

Author: Jiminez Berk

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579582333

Category: Art

Page: 614

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Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.


A Life for Art's Sake

Author: Daniel E. Sutherland

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300203462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 2295

A biography of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) that dispels the popular notion of Whistler as merely a combative, eccentric and unrelenting publicity seeker, a man as renowned for his public feuds with Oscar Wilde and John Ruskin as for the iconic portrait of his mother.

James McNeill Whistler

a reexamination

Author: James McNeill Whistler,Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 103

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Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life

Author: Victoria Rosner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231133057

Category: Architecture

Page: 219

View: 8419

From where--and what--does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to form H2O originated in the nuclear reactions in the interiors of stars, asking whether microcomets may be replenishing our world's oceans, and explaining how the Moon and planets set ice-age rhythms by way of slight variations in Earth's orbit and rotation. The book then takes the measure of water today in all its states, solid and gaseous as well as liquid. How do the famous El Niño and La Niña events in the Pacific affect our weather? What clues can water provide scientists in search of evidence of climate changes of the past, and how does it complicate their predictions of future global warming? Finally, Water from Heaven deals with the role of water in the rise and fall of civilizations. As nations grapple over watershed rights and pollution controls, water is poised to supplant oil as the most contested natural resource of the new century. The vast majority of water "used" today is devoted to large-scale agriculture and though water is a renewable resource, it is not an infinite one. Already many parts of the world are running up against the limits of what is readily available. Water from Heaven is, in short, the full story of water and all its remarkable properties. It spans from water's beginnings during the formation of stars, all the way through the origin of the solar system, the evolution of life on Earth, the rise of civilization, and what will happen in the future. Dealing with the physical, chemical, biological, and political importance of water, this book transforms our understanding of our most precious, and abused, resource. Robert Kandel shows that water presents us with a series of crucial questions and pivotal choices that will change the way you look at your next glass of water.

James McNeill Whistler

Beyond the Myth

Author: Ronald Anderson,Anne Koval

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786710324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 6518

Examines both the life and work of the nineteenth-century painter, dispelling the usual portrait of an irascible dandy at war with critics and other artists, and assesses his reputation as a pivotal figure in the arts and his influence on the work of fellow artists. Reprint.

Japonisme in Britain

Whistler, Menpes, Henry, Hornel and nineteenth-century Japan

Author: Ayako Ono

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136625100

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2664

Japan held a profound fascination for western artists in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the influence of Japonisme on western art was pervasive. Paradoxically, just as western artists were beginning to find inspiration in Japan and Japanese art, Japan was opening to the western world and beginning a process of thorough modernisation, some have said westernisation. The mastery of western art was included in the programme. This book examines the nineteenth century art world against this background and explores Japanese influences on four artists working in Britain in particular: the American James McNeill Whistler, the Australian Mortimer Menpes, and the 'Glasgow boys' George Henry and Edward Atkinson Hornel. Japonisme in Britian is richly illustrated throughout.

James McNeill Whistler

The Strident Cry of the Butterfly

Author: Patrick Chaleyssin,James McNeill Whistler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859950197

Category: Art

Page: 167

View: 2012

The Biography Book

A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 629

View: 4501

From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

A Short Biography of James Abbott Mcneill Whistler

Author: Henri-Pierre Corbacho

Publisher: Benna Books

ISBN: 9781944038434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

View: 7985

James Abbott McNeill Whistler painted a number of exquisite paintings, but is largely remembered for one titled Arrangement in grey and black No. 1, and assigned an indelible nickname by an approving public. "Whistler's Mother" is an elegant somber portrait of his mother, Anna, rendered in richly muted tones. The Short Biographies series from Applewood's Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.

Roter Sand, schwarzer Stein, weißer Ton

Eine Familiengeschichte

Author: Christopher Benfey

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552057102

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9420

Eine faszinierende Familiengeschichte, die über Kontinente hinweg, vom kolonialen Amerika über das Europa der zwanziger und dreißiger Jahre und in die USA von den 1950ern bis herauf in die Gegenwart reicht, das ist Benfeys Erinnerungsbuch. Sein Vater Otto Theodor stammte aus der Verlegerdynastie Ullstein, seine Mutter aus einer amerikanischen Maurer- und Tabakpflanzerfamilie; sein Großonkel, der Bauhaus-Künstler Josef Albers, unterrichtete am Black Mountain College Größen der Moderne wie Robert Rauschenberg. Benfey beherrscht die Kunst, Orte und Personen plastisch werden zu lassen. Der rote Faden, der sie verbindet, bleibt aber immer die Geschichte der Familie, die uns auf die Spuren der titelgebenden Materialien führt: Sand, Stein und Ton.