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Stoner, a paintings conservator, shows us enlarged details of some of the varied techniques & canvases used by. .If you like Whistler you will like this book. After I got my Turner book I was more interested in it and didn't finish this book.

Stoner, a paintings conservator, shows us enlarged details of some of the varied techniques & canvases used by these artists (pp. 91-107). Many of the paintings were new to me; I'll just mention here 4 beautiful soft-focus landscapes by Steichen (pl. 35, 37-39).

Like Breath on Glass book. Published July 28th 2008 by Clark Art Institute (first published July 21st 2008). Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly (Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute). 0300134061 (ISBN13: 9780300134063).

This book accompanied the exhibition at the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, June 22-Oct. Here are a few of my own eye-opening moments from this book. Simpson compares 2 Whistler paintings to demonstrate the beginning of "painting softly" (pp. 4-9). Stoner, a paintings conservator, shows us enlarged details of some of the varied techniques & canvases used by these artists (pp.

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 - Exhibitions, Inness, George, 1825-1894 - Exhibitions, Painting, American - 19th century . Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute ; New Haven, CT : Distributed by Yale University Press.

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The exhibition, Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly, was inspired in part by something the eminently quotable James McNeill Whistler once said: Paint should not be applied thick. It should be like breath on the surface of a pane of glass

The exhibition, Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly, was inspired in part by something the eminently quotable James McNeill Whistler once said: Paint should not be applied thick. It should be like breath on the surface of a pane of glass. With that in mind, Marc Simpson, the Clark’s curator of American art, has gathered 41 paintings, dating from the 1870s to 1919, by 15 Americans. The works are mostly landscapes in which painterly gestures, sharp edges and other signs of technical effort are minimized.

It should be like breath on the surface of a pane of glass. Whistler and his ding George Inness, William Merritt Chase, John Twachtman, and Edward Steichen-expressed this belief by creating paintings filled with a softness of hand that spoke of the most serene moments in nature. There are several other similarly emotional works on view in Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness, and the Art of Painting Softly, but Whistler’s Nocturne in Blue and Silver is probably the best known and most beloved.

It should be like a breath on the surface of a pane of glass

It should be like a breath on the surface of a pane of glass. It is this "soft painting" that Simpson believes epitomizes the unique stylistic approach that emerged during this period. To make his point, Simpson has selected forty-one paintings dating from the 1870s to 1919, focusing primarily on Whistler and George Inness, but also including such artists as John Twachtman, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, the Edward Steichen, Dwight William Tryon, Arthur Wesley Dow, and other relative unknowns whose work clearly falls within this soft painting canon.

Paint should not be applied thick, James McNeill Whistler once famously stated. Focusing on this singular aesthetic ess-Like Breath on Glass explores this painterly phenomenon through works by fifteen important artists, including Whistler, George Inness, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John.

Like Breath on Glass: Whistler, Inness and the Art of Painting Softly’ and ‘Homer and Sargent from the Clark’, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA. To October 19. Tel 413 458 2303. Get alerts on Visual Arts when a new story is published.

Comments: (7)
Rocky Basilisk
Quite a beautiful book/exhibition on so-called "soft" painting of the 19th Century. This is the catalogue for a 2008 exhibition mounted by the Clark Art Institute. Wish I'd seen it as I don't know much about tonalist painting and painters, though the aesthetic is very interesting and impressive when you are introduced through the artists represented in the show and catalogue.

James Whistler is the titular star here, but I found the works of Eduard Steichen to be the real stunners of the group. Mood and quiet are the underlying motifs in all of the work represented. Hard not to be moved. Lovely book.
AfinaS
The often ignored "Tonalist" movement finally gets its due in this exquisite catalogue of what must be a remarkable exhibition. The reproductions are beautifully controlled (thank goodness for modern printing technology) and broadly selected. There are a few nice surprises (Crane, Steichen!!, and Carlsen stand out), along with the expected Whistler, Twachtman, and Inness. The inclusion of a section on American lyrical abstraction was also a nice linkage. For any serious collector of art books this tome is an essential.
Juce
A lovely book on tonalist painters on an often difficult to find subject. Nice print job, even in the paperback. Enjoy having this book to broaden my art book library...worth the price!
Water
great, good fine, excellent and I hope there are enough words to make it 20...I guess I need a few more, so hope this amount of words are enough.
Rageseeker
This book accompanied the exhibition at the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, June 22-Oct. 19, 2008. It gives a "history of the vague, the suggested, and the ineffable in American painting from 1870 to 1920....There is a sense of softness in the scenes portrayed: the contours of objects are blurred, details are suggested rather than elaborated, and the atmosphere of a scene seems thickened with vapor or mist....The painters achieve these effects with indirect, mysterious means that minimize obvious traces of virtuosic brushwork..." (pp.3-4).

The exhibited paintings are discussed in 5 essays: 1."Painting Softly--An Introduction" by Marc Simpson; 2."Whistler, Modernism, & the Cultural Afflatus" by Marc Simpson; 3."George Inness, Softness, & the Vapor Barrier" by Leo G. Mazow; 4."True Illusions in Soft Paintings" by Cody Hartley; & 5."Materials for Immateriality" by Joyce Hill Stoner. The section of 41 color plates (pp. 111-193) is followed by 3 more essays. Michael J. Lewis discusses Frankenthaler, Olitski, & Morris Louis as pioneers of a new kind of soft painting in "The 'Inaction Painters' & Their Moment." Wanda M. Corn looks back on her ground-breaking 1972 exhibition in "Reflections on 'The Color of Mood.'" Her essay from that catalogue is reprinted here: "The Color of Mood: American Tonalism, 1880-1910."

Here are a few of my own eye-opening moments from this book. Simpson compares 2 Whistler paintings to demonstrate the beginning of "painting softly" (pp. 4-9). Stoner, a paintings conservator, shows us enlarged details of some of the varied techniques & canvases used by these artists (pp. 91-107). Many of the paintings were new to me; I'll just mention here 4 beautiful soft-focus landscapes by Steichen (pl. 35, 37-39).
Mr.jeka
If you like Whistler you will like this book. After I got my Turner book I was more interested in it and didn't finish this book.
Gardall
This book is an elegant representation of works using paint sparingly....or seemingly so.....the essence is represented....a Beautiful Book.