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5.0 out of 5 stars A sumptuous treat, 8 Jan 2014
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This review is from: In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work (Hardcover)
I've always loved Whistler's work since I bought a postcard of his painting of Haddon Hall when visiting Haddon as a schoolboy. His work is an interesting reminder that not all taste in the 1930s involved Art Deco and Clarice Cliff. I love the atmosphere of wistful yearning for the unattainable that haunts his work, a mix of gentle sorrow and distant laughter amongst things baroque. Also included in this book is his ephemera, exquisite vignettes on letters or left in visitors' books. One get the impression Whistler was a kind and sociable human being apart from being a gifted artist. His death in action at a early age heightens the poignancy that haunts his work. Although some people today, I would imagine, would see his output as elitist (he worked largely for aristocratic patrons) and little more than decorative, his relevance today lies in the importance of the imaginative life and the possibility of an alternative to the mundane and dispiriting.
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