Whistler's Mother An American Icon
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Description: In 1871 James McNeill Whistler painted the famous portrait of his mother, Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother. It enjoyed a colourful history: threatened by rejection at the Royal Academy, pawned by the artist, bought by the Muse du Luxembourg in Paris, it now hangs in the Muse d'Orsay, Paris. Through exhibitions, publications and caricatures, it has become one of the most familiar images of the century, and a great American icon.This illustrated volume looks at the genesis and history of the portrait, and examines the relationship between mother and son that inspired the painting. It explores the growth of Whistler's 'Mother' as a potent image, its appearance inspiring mass pilgrimages and adulation, and looks more broadly at the portrait of the artist's mother as a productive source of artistic inspiration following Whistler.Whistler's Mother: An American Icon is being published to coincide with the centenary of Whistler's death in 2003, which will be marked by a range of exhibitions internationally.
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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.25" tall
|Anna Matilda Whistler: a life|
|The painting of Whistler's Mother|
|The selling of Whistler's Mother|
|Pleasant dreams: Whistler's Mother on tour in America, 1932-4|
|A chance meeting of Whistler and Freud? Artists and their mothers in modern times|
|The face that launched a thousand images: Whistler's Mother and popular culture|