Title
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket
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Painting by James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Description
Abstract painting showing fireworks at Cremorne Gardens. From the nocturne series–tonal works inspired by musical terms such as harmony and arrangement. Often night scenes. Thinned paint with flicked colors on top. Many of these compositions owe to Whistler's interest in Japanese prints. This painting is famous for the trial in which Whistler sued critic John Ruskin for libel. Ruskin famously accused Whistler of "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." Detroit Institute of Arts
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