Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mamma's Boy

A Mother's Love


  1. Whistler talked about his philosophy of "art for art's sake." Unlike most Victorians, he didn't believe art or artists had a responsibility to convey a moral message. His most famous painting was titled Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (1871), but it's more commonly known as "Whistler's Mother." It's a portrait of Anna Matilda McNeill Whistler in a black dress, seated in profile against a gray wall. When Whistler's scheduled model didn't show up for a sitting, he decided to paint his mother instead.

  2. Did not know that. Excellent info Miss M !

  3. Ironic that his most famous painting conveys, to most, the heaviest moral message of all.

    Mamma Whistler wanted James to be a preacher. He became an artist.

  4. Hello Miss! My name is Takeo living in Tokyo Japan. during my absence from my blog. blogger was changed! I dont get used to it yet :(
    I just can posting. I dont know who follow me? is there any comments ?
    I just found your comments. I just want to Thank you so much keep following and keep visiting my poor blog!! Now I am on Tumblr But my home is still "Clock without hands" now 39 person (include you!) following my blog. but most of them my old Myspace friends. so my followers is almost same to you! my Tumblr now over 4,000 followers. but they are totally strangers. I cant chose who can follow my blog.
    sometimes surrounded 4000 people makes me scared. it is not my posts quality at all...
    I dont have much about knowledge about arts Im just one of those art lover. well, Anyway, Thank you again! you dont need to public this personal message. I want to get used to new google blogger soon!
    Have a peaceful day/night.

    Takeo xoxo

  5. Hello Takeo! Thanks for your message. I am an art lover and really enjoy your postings on "Clock without Hands".

    Welcome to my world. I appreciate having a view into your world as well.

    Peace to you.
    Miss M.