Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nocturne in Black and Gold, Whistler

Everyone loves fireworks, including James Abbott McNeill Whistler. It depicts a fireworks show over a city park in London. It is said that Whistler was more intent on showing atmospheric effects rather than precise details. This is evidenced by the glowing clouds of smoke, ignited with color by the explosion of the fireworks. The splattered paint and gold flecks thrilled the audience of his time and still currently. Whimsical and realistic, he captures the nature of a good fireworks show.

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