Nocturne Black and Gold (The Rag Shop, Chelsea) — James McNeill Whistler

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    1. I have no idea. I know that this Nocturne was completed a few years later; also, The Falling Rocket, if I recall correctly, was a major scandal. He did a lot of these nocturne paintings—just lots of color paintings. I think he’s trying to evoke a vague dread here—a kind of dull pulsing dreadful menace. That’s what I see, anyway.

      Also, just to put this out there: I have no idea why Rothko bothered to do his stuff after Whistler.

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