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What 19th century art critic famously compared Whistler's Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket to "flinging a pot of paint in the public's face"?

Answer:

JOHN RUSKIN

In 1877, after viewing Whistler's Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket in a contemporary art exhibition at the Grosvenor Galleries, John Ruskin wrote in the pages of Fors Clavigera, "I have seen, and heard, much of Cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." Whistler subsequently sued the great art critic for dismissing him as a fraud.

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