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The Art of JAMA
February 2, 2016

Symphony in Grey and Green: The OceanJames McNeill Whistler

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JAMA. 2016;315(5):442-443. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14086

The delicate nature of his misty, evocative waterscapes belied the dynamic personality of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). The same artist who gave the world the sedate Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter’s Mother (commonly known as Whistler’s Mother) (JAMA cover, February 1, 1965) himself favored the life of a bon vivant. Despite the seeming contradictions, he appeared steady in his conviction that art need not be laden with subtext but could exist only to breathe beauty to the world.

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