This painting, titled My Mother, was done by the American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Whistler's style combines the softness and "atmosphere" of the French Impressionists, the tone values of Velasquez, and the bright harmony of the Japanese, with his own individuality. A delicate monotony of colors was his strength, and with soft colors he softened the hardness of realism to the impalpable visions such as nature reveals through the mists before the sun finishes playing upon them before chasing them away. Thus, his portraits, while convincing

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This painting, titled My Mother, was done by the American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Whistler's style combines the softness and "atmosphere" of the French Impressionists, the tone values of Velasquez, and the bright harmony of the Japanese, with his own individuality. A delicate monotony of colors was his strength, and with soft colors he softened the hardness of realism to the impalpable visions such as nature reveals through the mists before the sun finishes playing upon them before chasing them away. Thus, his portraits, while convincing
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Image ID: J2JP5P
This painting, titled My Mother, was done by the American artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) who was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Whistler's style combines the softness and "atmosphere" of the French Impressionists, the tone values of Velasquez, and the bright harmony of the Japanese, with his own individuality. A delicate monotony of colors was his strength, and with soft colors he softened the hardness of realism to the impalpable visions such as nature reveals through the mists before the sun finishes playing upon them before chasing them away. Thus, his portraits, while convincingly real, are rather phantoms revealing the spirit of the sitters than material shapes picturing their bodies.