Friday, 7 November 2014

Art on Friday, James Abbott Whistler


James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American-born, British-based artist active during the American Gilded Age. His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail.

 Whistler's butterflies

His most famous painting is "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1" (1871), commonly known as Whistler's Mother.

 Whistler's Mother

 Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl 

Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge

Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights

 Red and Black: The Fan 

© KH

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