Whistler, Women, and Fashionby Margaret F. MacDonald, Susan Grace Galassi, Aileen Ribeiro, Patricia de Montfort
Costume and fashion were a lifelong obsession for James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). His exquisite depictions of women and the details of their clothing contributed to his career as one of the most accomplished and successfulif controversialartists of the nineteenth century. This lavishly illustrated book focuses on fashion in Whistler's art as a key to understanding his life and work and as a new means of exploring his relationship with women and his portraits of them. The book offers new insights into some of Whistler's most beloved masterpieces in the context of art and fashion in the Victorian period.Illustrated with paintings, pastels, prints, and drawings by Whistler, the book also presents photographs of his sitters, contemporary costumes, works by other artists of the period, and artifacts from Whistler's studio. These illustrations, with new material drawn from the Centre for Whistler Studies, illuminate the interaction between the artist and the women he portrayed during his fifty years in Paris and Londonmistresses, family members, artists, actresses, aristocrats, and many others.
Author Biography: Margaret F. MacDonald is principal research fellow at the Centre for Whistler Studies at the University of Glasgow. Susan Grace Galassi is curator at The Frick Collection in New York City. Aileen Ribeiro is professor of history of art and history of dress at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Patricia de Monfort is research fellow at the Centre for Whistler Studies at the University of Glasgow.
This book accompanies an exhibition at The Frick Collection in New York City from April 22 to July 13, 2003. Published in association with The Frick Collection
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