James Whistler, Symphony in White No. 2
Art critics can sometimes be annoying. That is why I love the little anecdote I just read about Whistler's "Symphony in White No. 1. The White Girl". He had changed its title from "The Woman in White" due to a novel by the same name having recently having been published (written by Wilkie Collins and a riveting read, by the way!) and was criticized by one Philip Gilbert Hamerton, who sharply observed it was not precisely a symphony in white, but that it included yellow, brown, blue, green... "Does he then", asked Whistler, "believe that a Symphony in F contains no other note, but shall be a continued repetition of F, F, F...? Fool".