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Nocturne: Palaces from "The Second Venice Set": Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2011-02-04

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Palaces, like apparitions, mysteriously float between the dark water and the night sky. The lantern on the bridge faintly glows. Whistler used etching and drypoint to suggest the structure of the palaces, but to capture the subtle splendor of Venice by night he left a veil of ink on his plate to produce the glassy surface of the water and duskiness of the sky.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009