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Roundout, New York

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Description: Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890–1917
Whistler’s radical formal practices and his highly polemical writings first prescribed the aesthetics of the nocturne genre. These prescriptions, adopted by his disciples and by critics, were erected into a systematic grid for interpreting the works of art. They promoted a paradoxical genre of painting, an antivision in the sense that the aesthetic codes that...
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PublisherYale University Press
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.19-31
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00087.005

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