Description of the artwork «Symphony in white, No. 3»
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Whistler's Mother: we recognize her at first sight, but do not remember her name
Anna Matilda Whistler - that's her name. One might think that Anna may have been a quiet woman, diminutive and restrained, if you judge her only by the portrait of her son. You might opine that she made primly tea, prayed daily, dressed only in black and did not notice her son's mistresses. But you’d be wrong. Anna Whistler was the wife of a brilliant engineer; she crossed the Atlantic several…
Encyclopedia of Painting
Tonalism is often likened to jazz. Both of them sound American, and in both of them, one simple theme, one simple color can unfold plotlessly, emotionally, virtuously, in a variety of shades and nuances. It is just like an improvisation club session: a short string of notes rolling over in endless variations, or a white dress on a white background, white shadows on white walls.