James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty DVD

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Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. But beneath the high gloss, the struggle of this genius to find his own voice resulted in a breakaway style that moved painting towards abstraction and would revolutionize the art world in his time - and beyond. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews ... More
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Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. But beneath the high gloss, the struggle of this genius to find his own voice resulted in a breakaway style that moved painting towards abstraction and would revolutionize the art world in his time - and beyond. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character.

James McNeill Whistler & The Case for Beauty

Caustic wit, man about town, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. Famous for his patent leather shoes, monocle, and uptown swagger, Whistler's theatrics attracted the curiosity of buyers and the attention of the critics. But beneath the high gloss and mannered style, the struggle of this pioneering genius to find his own voice resulted in a breakaway style that moved painting towards abstraction and would revolutionize the art world in his time - and beyond.

Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, Whistler had become one of the most recognized artists in Europe by the time of his death. He is now placed in the first rank of modern painters, his work compared to that of Velazquez and Rembrandt. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character.

Special Feature includes…
- Bonus video detailing Whistler's etching method, demonstrated by Norman Ackroyd, a Royal Academician.

Producer: Film Odyssey, Inc.
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Rating: TV-G
Narrator: Anjelica Huston
Actors: Kevin Kline
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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yolanda
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
07/05/22
Now I can enjoy my favorite documentaries over and over again.
Review by yolanda on 07/05/22 review stating Now I can enjoy my favorite documentaries over and over again.
Wonderful, you need to make more documentaries about artists .
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Bggenie
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Life of an enigmatic artist
Review by Bggenie on 07/17/20 review stating Life of an enigmatic artist
Very enjoyable and informative with little known life facts of this great artist. His childhood, growth as an artist, and his loves. Very well done historical bio.
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Avocet7
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Marvelous!
Review by Avocet7 on 07/17/20 review stating Marvelous!
The theme of Whistlers Arrangement in Grey and Black #1 has been wonderfully enhanced in this delightfully done bio-drama. And, one may see The Peacock Room as well!


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