Lecture: New York

With Whistler in Venice

Tue, November 1, 2016, 6:30pm

Dr. Heather R. Nolin, Assistant Director of Exhibitions, Programming, and Education, Yale University Art Gallery

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU
24 West 12th Street, NYC

James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) lived and worked in Venice from September 1879 to November 1880. The artist had declared bankruptcy just prior to his arrival there and his possessions were liquidated in London in his absence. Yet despite his personal troubles, Whistler managed during these fourteen months to produce some of his most innovative and genuinely sublime works. This lecture shall survey the artist’s life and examine many of the over fifty exquisitely etched plates, almost one hundred pastels, and several oil paintings that he created in Venice to discover how and why this period proved to be a turning point for the artist, in both financial and artistic terms.

Save Venice and Casa Italiana members receive priority seating.
Wait list only. Call 212-737-3141.

Save Venice is proud to partner with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU.

Whistler, Nocturne, from the First Venice Set (Venice, A Series of Twelve Etchings), etching, 1879/80.  Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, 1947.385