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Description: Venus
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Description: Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting
In a hasty glance, we might glimpse four figures rhythmically arrayed across the surface of Albert Moore’s Dreamers of 1882 (fig. 42). Closer inspection reveals that the area of brown pigment on the right, curved...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Related print edition pages: pp.101-127
Description: Humans
This essay considers the oeuvre of the artist James McNeill Whistler in terms of Whistler’s sustained meditation on human consciousness and evocation of human presence. His motifs relied on an abbreviated form of notation, recognizable, for instance, in the broad, almost transparent swathes of...
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.112-131

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