James McNeill Whistler
written by Robin Spencer
Tate Gallery | ISBN 9781854374868
Paperback – 80 pages
Part of the Tate British Artists series.
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Contrary to the myth which divorces modernist painting from literature, this new interpretation of Whistler shows that his art was profoundly influenced by it. The book also examines the nature of Whistler's modernity, his relationship with English and French painting, and throws new light on the famous libel trial with Ruskin. Forms part of Tate Publishing's British Artists series.