Posts Tagged: Whistler/Ruskin Trial

The Falling Rocket

James Abbott MacNeill Whistler‘s beautiful 1874 ‘Nocturne: Black & Gold: The Falling Rocket‘ was one of the first paintings to make use of an abstract vocabulary of dribbles and splashes, as well as that of priming a canvas by staining with oil paint, as one would with a watercolour, all groundbreaking techniques in the 1880′s….

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