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Louise Fenne– Vermeer or Whistler influence.

Left: Louise Fenne, Painter at Work, 2004; Right, James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903),Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs Frances Leyland, 1871–74,

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Whistler and Japanese influence

This is one of my favorite Whistler paintings, Old Battersea Bridge, and one of his nocturnes. I do recognize an influence from Japanese woodblock although not Hiroshige in particular. The painting posted to the right beside Whistler’s is Japanese but … Continue reading

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Whistler post-impressionism has an understated beauty.   Whistler’s method is interesting in how he arrives at completion by painting on a red ground, adding linseed oil mixed with color in thin layers and scraping off, allowing to dry, building depth of … Continue reading

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