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‘Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1’ is what it is: ‘Whistler’s Mother’––and motherhood writ large

By Tom Siebert “Whistler’s Mother” is a colloquialism for Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, a painting in oils on canvas created by American-born artist James McNeil Whistler in 1871. The work was lukewarmly received, forcing the artist to … Continue reading

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Van Gogh’s bedrooms reveal artist’s yearning for a home

By Tom Siebert Vincent Van Gogh painted several self-portraits in his brief but brilliant career. But none are as revealing as his three versions of “The Bedroom,” now on dazzling display for the first time in North America at The … Continue reading

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