James McNeill Whistler and Watercolour: Making and Meaning


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Whistler's Watercolour Technique

Professor Margaret MacDonald, leading Whistler scholar and author of the catalogue raisonné of Whistler's drawings, watercolours and pastels, demonstrates some of the techniques used by Whistler in three of the watercolours in the exhibition:

  • Violet and Silver: Low Tide, Belle-Ile-en-Mer 1899/1900 (2 min. 45 sec)
  • Sea and Sand: Domburg Summer 1900 (2 minutes 10 seconds)
  • An Orange Note - Booths, Paris 1885/6 (5 minutes 5 seconds)

Total running time: 10 minutes

Produced by the Media Production Unit, University of Glasgow, in collaboration with Dr Erma Hermens, 2013