Talk:James McNeill Whistler

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Art[edit]

"Art should be independent of all claptrap —should stand alone [...] and appeal to the artistic sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism and the like."

Here is the source for the above quote. Source : —This unsigned comment is by 99.119.138.198 (talkcontribs) .

This was already included on the page. ~ Kalki·· 05:53, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

The exchange with Wilde isn't actually in the Ingleby book. It comes from a Monty Python sketch. 141.211.53.197 17:32, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Ruskin trial[edit]

"The labour of two days is that for which you ask two hundred guineas?" was not spoken by John Ruskin. It was Attorney General Sir John Holker. Ruskin did not in fact attend the trial.

Crouchend524 (talk) 12:26, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Unsourced[edit]

  • I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.
  • If more than 5% of the people like a painting then burn it for it must be bad.
  • If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.
  • It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
  • It would have been called provincial and barbarous; it would have been cited as an incident of low civilization to confuse such art.
  • Just as music is the poetry of the ear, so painting is that of the eye.
  • Art should be independent of all claptrap — should stand alone [...] and appeal to the artistic sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism and the like.