Context did not disappoint as usual...another awesome lecturer - very knowledgeable and engaging. Very good information on the background and history as well.
This was exceptionally good. Dr. Campbell's lecture went beyond Whistler, to talk about other Western artists who were influenced by Japanese artifacts and woodcuts. The slides were beautiful, particularly those of Japanese art.
Excellent and outstanding. Dr. CAMPBELL always delivers with extraordinary eloquence and a thorough knowledge of his topic.
I am always delighted to be able to take part in any of Dr. Campbell's talks. I have found that each one is a pearl and the more I take, a complete necklace begins to emerge. There is always new material combined with enough over-lapping topics that I gain a fuller sense of art, Japanese culture and aesthetics, and history. This was no exception. I was familiar with Whistler's figurative work, but not so much his "landscapes". I was fascinated to see how much Whistler pushed the boundaries of "Salon imposed" rules and look forward to studying more about the artist on my own. I am so looking forward to Gavin's multi-part course, "Japonisme–Art Between East and West".
Everything you need about Whistler’s paintings and Japanese prints