Whistler: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (VHS)

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Amon Carter Online Projects

Take your students to nineteenth-century Texas, Antarctica, the American West, and elsewhere without leaving your classroom! Visit the Amon Carter’s online teaching resources for images, information on artworks and artists, discussion questions, and classroom activities for all grade levels tied to state and national standards.

Describes James McNeil Whistler (1834-1903) as one of the most contentious artists of the nineteenth century, as well as one of the most misunderstood. Painter, draughtsman, etcher, watercolorist and interior designer, he was renowned as much for his wit, style and elegance as he was for his work. The story of Whistler's life unfolds in a mixture of humor and pathos, told through images found in his paintings to the music of Debussy, who found inspiration from his work.

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1800-1865)
19th Century (1866-1899)
20th Century (1900-1945)
Artist Biography
TRC format: 
Audio-Visual