Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yale Art Museum

On our way home from New York City a bit ago, we stayed overnight in Hamden, CT and after dropping our grand daughters off at school, went to the Yale Art Museum to see the current exhibition of James Whistler's work.

Whistler in his studio

The show is mainly his etchings from his days in Paris, London and Venice.  

Nocturne, from the First Venice Set, 1879–80. Etching and drypoint

But there are also a couple of his nocturnes painted along the Themes in London.  He is a master of these dark, mysterious works....

For this exhibit, the walls of the gallery are painted shades and tints of purple--an unusual choice that I found to work very well!  You can see a bit of the color surrounding the painting above....

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