Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1. – James Whistler

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Why does James Whistler not even mention his mother in the painting title Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1. ?

– Rebellion in grey and black planes
– Whistler inherited her cold manner
– He only cared for form and composition

Mother and Child, 1865 by Frederic Leighton

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Why is Lord Frederic Leighton’s masterpiece Mother and Child still so popular?

– Symbolism in lilies, shoes, birds, and a grape
– When a mother frames your whole world
– The Baron painter Leighton: rich, famous and still relevant

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher by Johannes Vermeer

Young Woman with a Water Pitcher by Johannes Vermeer

Why’s Vermeer’s painting Young Woman with a Water Pitcher such a big deal?

– Light elevates everyday tasks
– Young Woman with a Water Pitcher – the inner sanctum
– A more iconic shield than Captain America’s

Black Sea by Philip Guston

Black Sea by Philip Guston

Why Black Sea by Philip Guston is an important painting:

• The inspiration behind Black Sea by Philip Guston.
• What’s controversial about the painting Black Sea?
• Wait a second, this is just a badly painted boot heel…