Whistler and Nature

de Montfort, P. and Willsdon, C. (2018) Whistler and Nature. Paul Holberton: London. ISBN 9781911300496

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Abstract

The book explores Whistler’s self-proclaimed ambivalence towards nature alongside his close observation of nature and its moods that underpins his distinctive artistic vision of 19th century life. It looks afresh at his work in the context of attitudes to landscape in British art and design since the 18th century, that were shaped by classical revivalism and a desire for landscape improvement. It suggests that Whistler's smoky images of warehouses, harbours and industrial scenes - and the people in them - showcase a new kind of productive, wealth-generating landscape for the modern Victorian age. Produced in conjunction with the touring exhibition, 'Whistler and Nature,' a collaboration between The Hunterian and Compton Verney Museum & Park.

Item Type:Books
Keywords:Whistler, nature, nocturne, landscape, parks, gardens, seaside, seascape, classicism, Albert Moore, industry, port, harbour, dockland, 19th century.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Willsdon, Professor Clare and de Montfort, Dr Patricia
Authors: de Montfort, P., and Willsdon, C.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Publisher:Paul Holberton
ISBN:9781911300496

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