воскресенье, 18 апреля 2010 г.

PRICE OF ART EXPERIENCE

Whistler’s habit of giving the names to his artworks, confusing the audience with their eccentricities, his rejection of academic conditionality, so all these things provoked fury of John Ruskin (1819 - 1900), a great art- critic, a supporter of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites. In 1877 Whistler exhibited two night landscapes, painted in the Japanese manner, calling them “Nocturnes” and asking for 200 guineas each. By this incident Ruskin wrote in rage: "I've never heard that smug buffoon who can ask two hundred guineas for the fact that he threw a pot of paint in the face to the public." Whistler sued him in court for libel, and this case is once again found a deep divergence of views among the public and the artist. Immediately raised the question of "completion of art product", and Whistler's cross-examination was asked – really artist want to get unreal money for "two-day job." To which Whistler replied: "No, I am asking money for knowledge of all my art life experience”.
SO ARTIST WON! (But… He was- Great James Whistler 1834-1903))



                            






Whistler. "Nocturne in sulfur and golden tones"

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