James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty

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The original art star, Whistler was a caustic wit and man about town. For the first time, a film examines the biography of the man and the course of his career. Best known for his painting "Whistler's Mother, " by his death, Whistler was one of the most recognized artists in Europe and is today placed in the first rank of modern painters. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character. Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, Whistler had become one of the most recognized artists in Europe by the time of his death. He is now placed in the first rank of modern painters, his work compared to that of Velazquez and Rembrandt. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character. Narrated by Anjelica Huston. Kevin Kline reads James McNeill Whistler. Peter Melnick, Composer. A Film by Karen Thomas.

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9/13/2014
8 p.m.
9/14/2014
2 p.m.
9/19/2014
4 a.m.
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