James McNeill Whistler

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Gunpowder, treason and plot: how artists have captured fireworks throughout history

In a special podcast episode we talk to Simon Werrett who has written a book on pyrotechnic arts in European history

Special: Fireworks! Picturing pyrotechnics with professor Simon Werrett

In honour of Bonfire Night in the UK this podcast looks at how artists—from Whistler to Cai Guo-Qiang—have captured fireworks

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

The score for “turner, whistler, monet”

This show originated last year at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto under the curatorial leadership of Catharine Lochnan, before touring in 2005 to the Grand Palais in Paris and Tate Modern, London. It attracted very large numbers of visitors at all three venues.

Royal Academy and Tate exhibitions heading for top attendance

“Turks: A journey of a thousand years 600-1600” and “Turner, Whistler, Monet” have been wildly successful

Books: a selection of the Art Institute of Chicago's holdings

Painting, design, and decorative arts from Colonial times until the Second World War

From the secret archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum: flinging more than a paint pot

The opening of a file on James McNeill Whistler, embargoed for a century, reveals him to have been a violent brawler, a racist and a gun-runner

Revictorianising Whistler

The artist presented as an eminent contemporary of Ruskin and Morris rather than a prefiguration of abstraction