Exhibition print of Whislter’s Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea 1871. Our exhibition prints are made using our highest quality print method and paper stock, ensuring the most faithful reproduction.
Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea 1871 was the first of Whistler’s nocturnes, a series of paintings that convey a sense of the beauty and tranquillity of the River Thames in the evening. Depicting the view from Battersea Bridge looking across the Thames towards Chelsea, the line work and small range of colours in Whistler’s painting reflect the influence of Japanese woodblock artists.His signature, a butterfly with a stinger tail, is visible on a post in the foreground.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903) was an American artist based primarily in the United Kingdom. He disliked sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, and was a leading proponent of ‘art for art's sake’. Finding a parallel between painting and music, Whistler titled many of his paintings 'arrangements', 'harmonies', and 'nocturnes', highlighting the importance of tone in both. Whistler’s theories and friendships in the artistic and literary community gave him a lasting influence on the art world and the broader culture of his time.
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- Exhibition The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London
- Material 300 gsm fine art paper
- Print Method 10 Colour Giclée
- Artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler
- Artwork Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea, 1871
- Dimensions 30 x 40 cm
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