James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903, United States/England)
Whistler was an American artist, active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in England. He was averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting, and was a leading proponent of the credo “art for art’s sake”. His signature on many of his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail.
Finding a parallel between painting and music, Whistler entitled many of his paintings Arrangements, Harmonies, and Nocturnes, emphasizing the primacy of tonal harmony. His most famous painting is Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (1871), commonly known as Whistler’s Mother, the revered and oft-parodied portrait of motherhood. Whistler influenced the art world and the broader culture of his time with his artistic theories and his interactions with leading artists and writers.
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cottish architecture studio Rural Design has completed a shed-like holiday home on Scotland’s Isle of Skye, featuring corrugated aluminium walls that reference local agricultural buildings. The house is situated on a steep hillside site on the northwestern tip of the island, with views towards the Outer Hebridean islands.Its design is intended to embody the studio’s simple and economical approach to its projects, which also include a small wooden house with a fully glazed facade framing views of its surroundings. The aluminium surfaces help to protect the building from the fierce storms that regularly batter the island, with minimal window openings.
Handcrafted from brass using traditional silver smithing techniques, this Indoor Watering Can has been designed to enhance the experience of one of the most familiar everyday objects. This was achieved through an exploration of the different actions that define the experience as perceived by the user. These including; pouring, filling, holding and carrying.