Through his representation of modern subjects such as ballet dancers and race horses, his constant questioning of traditional artistic practices, and his vital engagement with Parisian society, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) helped to define the beginnings of modernism in visual culture at the end of the nineteenth century. This engaging book yields new ...
Through his representation of modern subjects such as ballet dancers and race horses, his constant questioning of traditional artistic practices, and his vital engagement with Parisian society, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) helped to define the beginnings of modernism in visual culture at the end of the nineteenth century. This engaging book yields new scholarship on works by Degas in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery and provides in-depth discussion of works of art in every medium explored by this innovative artist. Extended entries by distinguished scholars including Richard Kendall and Edgar Munhall provide a complete review of the artist's working methods. The book also introduces several important pieces by Degas that have rarely been available for view by the public, including a notable wax figure and several unique prints and works on paper.
New. 0300100048. FLAWLESS COPY, BRAND NEW, PRISTINE, NEVER OPENED--72 pp., 17 color plates with numerous smaller color illus. -Catalogue for the exhibition, organized by Jennifer R. Gross, presented at the Yale University Art Gallery (January 14-May 18, 2003)-Edited by Jennifer R. Gross, with essays by Suzanne Boorsch, Susan P. Casteras, Jill DeVonyar, Aruna D'Souza, Susan D. Greenberg, Richard Kendall, and Edgar Munhall. This catalogue celebrates Yale's expansive holdings of Degas paintings, etchings, drawings, and bronze and wax sculptures. Portraying such modern subjects as ballet dancers, bathers, and horse races, the artist graduated from skilled copyist to influential innovator. “Degas defined the edges of the modern, ” writes Gross, “because he worked at the fringe of his society and worked away at the limits of the artificiality and truth telling of his art. ”
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