Thursday, July 11, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Whistler’s Purple And Rose

Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks, James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks, James Abbott McNeill Whistler

On Google Cultural Institute: Art Project. Also visible as a single large image on Wikimedia Commons (5mb).

Original is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

I stop to be stunned by this beautiful painting every time I visit the museum. I never tire of it and I missed it when it was on loan.

Today is Whistler’s birthday.

10 thoughts on “Eye Candy for Today: Whistler’s Purple And Rose

  1. Ælle

    Linda Merrill explains ‘The-Lange-Lijzen-of-the-Six-Marks’-painting by James Whistler in The Burlington Magazine Volume 136 #1095 (Oct. 1994)on Pages 683-690. So interesting to know the details behind the scene, whilst the Dutch LangeLijs-collectors in Holland go hogwild.
    https://langelijs.wordpress.com/

  2. Ælle

    When I copied Whistler’s daguerreotype portrait as a youngster in graphite on June the 17th, little did I know that Richard Canfield already apprised the artist in the catalogue (OILS, WATERCOLORS, PASTELS & DRAWINGS)of the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo NY, 1911, as follows:
    “Mr WHISTLER was a distinguished figure in the World’s Art. There has been no greater artistic personality for many a day. Subtle in feeling and artistic vision, exquisite in his power of discriminating selection and delicacy in his technique; with a rare sense of color and its harmonious combinations, no man has been more discussed, more admired, or more appreciated than Mr. Whistler.”

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