Drawings and Pastels
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was one of the outstanding draughtsmen of the 19th century: drawing was not only a central tenet of his art, but essential to his existence. Through an examination of the artist's drawings and pastels, Christopher Lloyd reveals the development of Degas's style as well the story of his life, including his complicated relationship with the Impressionists. Following a broadly chronological approach, the author discusses the various subject areas, not only the images of dancers (which form over half of Degas's total oeuvre) but also of nudes and milliners, and the less well-known racehorse and landscape drawings. He covers his whole career, from when Degas was copying the Old Masters to learn his craft to when he ceased work in 1912 because of failing eyesight, setting him within the artistic context of the period. Lloyd's extensive research, which includes consulting the artist's detailed notebooks, has resulted in a comprehensive exposition with, at its heart, some 250 pencil, black-chalk, pen-and-ink, and charcoal drawings and pastels of timeless appeal.
Drawings and Pastels
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
"Published simultaneously in the United Kingdom by Thames & Hudson Ltd."--Title page verso.
Drawings and Pastels
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was one of the outstanding draughtsmen of the 19th century; for him drawing was not only a central tenet of his art but was essential to his existence. In Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels, Christopher Lloyd examines the artist's drawings and pastels, traces the development of his style, and explores his biography, including his complicated relationship with the Impressionists.The artist's entire career is covered, from his early days copying the Old Masters through 1912, when failing eyesight caused him to cease working. Following a broadly chronological approach, Lloyd discusses Degas's images of dancers, nudes, milliners, and the less well-known racehorse and landscape drawings. His extensive research, which included consulting the artist's detailed notebooks, results in a fascinating and comprehensive exposition of Degas's work, at the heart of which are beautiful reproduction of over 200 pencil, black-chalk, pen-and-ink, and charcoal drawings and pastels.
Author: Edgar Degas
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Forty-one full-page, six half-page drawings depict dancers on stage, in the classroom, and at rehearsals. Charming, spirited views of dancers pirouetting, executing grand battements and ports de bras, practicing at the barre, and more.
Author: Richard ( Editor ) Kendall,Edgar Degas
Author: Richard Thomson
Publisher: Getty Publications
Edgar Degas was one of the great pioneers of modern art, and the J. Paul Getty and Norton Simon museums are fortunate to own jointly one of his finest pastels, Waiting (L'Attente), which he made sometime between 1880 and 1882, about midway in his career. In this fascinating monograph, author Richard Thomson explores this brilliant work in detail, revealing both the intricacies of its composition and the source of the emotional pull it immediately exerts upon the viewer. For Waiting is, indeed, an extraordinary object both in its craftsmanship and color and, perhaps most especially, in its aura of ambiguity and even mystery.
Author: George T. M. Shackelford,Xavier Rey,Musée d'Orsay
Category: Nude in art
The nude figure was critical to the art of Edgar Degas throughout his life, and yet his expansive body of work on this subject has been overshadowed by his celebrated portraits and dancers. Degas and the Nude is the first book in a generation to explore the artists treatment of the nude from his early years in the 1850s and 1860s, through his triumphs in the 1880s and 1890s, all the way to his last decades, when the theme dominated his artistic production in all media. With essays by leading critics, the book aims to provide a new interpretation of Degass evolving conception of the nude and to situate it in the subjects broader context among his peers in 19th-century France. Among the scores of reproductions is one of the most important of Degass early paintings, Scene of War in the Middle Ages, which exerted a lifelong influence on the artists treatment of the female nude and includes poses poses repeated throughout his career. Also included are monotypes of the late 1870s, which illustrate Degass most explicitly sexual depictions of women in Parisian brothels, and pictures portraying the daily life of women wherever they resided. Together these iterations range over more than a half-century of virtuoso achievement and manifest a groundbreaking look at the evolution of this master artist.
A selection of the paintings by the French artist is accompanied by discussions of his life and artistic techniques
Author: Kathryn Brown
The first comprehensive assessment of Degas's legacy to be published in over two decades, Perspectives on Degas unites a team of international scholars to analyze Degas's work, artistic practice, and unique methods of pictorial problem-solving. Established scholars and curators show how recent trends in art historical thinking can stimulate innovative interpretations of Degas's paintings, prints, sculptures, and drawings and reveal new ideas about his place in the art historical narrative of the nineteenth-century avant-garde. Questions posed by contributors include: what interpretive approaches are open to a new generation of art historians in the wake of a vast body of existing scholarship on nineteenth-century art? In what ways can feminist analyses of Degas's works continue to yield new results? Which of Degas's works have received less attention in critical literature to date and what does study of them reveal? As the centenary of Degas's death approaches, this book offers a timely re-evaluation of the critical literature that has developed in response to Degas's work and identifies ways in which the further study of this artist's multi-facetted output can deepen our understanding of the wider scientific, literary, and artistic ideas that circulated in France during the latter decades of the nineteenth century.
A Passion for Perfection
Author: Jane Munro
A beautiful celebration of six decades of work by Edgar Degas, published in the centennial year of the artist's death Edgar Degas's (1834-1917) relentless experimentation with technical procedures is a hallmark of his lifelong desire to learn. The numerous iterations of compositions and poses suggest an intense self-discipline, as well as a refusal to accept any creative solution as definitive or finite. Published in the centenary year of the artist's death, this book presents an exceptional array of Degas's work, including paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, counter proofs, and sculpture, with approximately sixty key works from private and public collections in Europe and the United States, some of them published here for the first time. Shown together, the impressive works represent well over half a century of innovation and artistic production. Essays by leading Degas scholars and conservation scientists explore his practice and recurring themes of the human figure and landscape. The book opens with a study of Degas's debt to the Old Masters, and it concludes with a consideration of his artistic legacy and his influence on leading artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Ryan Gander, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, R. B. Kitaj, Pablo Picasso, and Walter Sickert.
Author: Edgar Degas,Peter Russell
Publisher: Delphi Classics
The prominent Impressionist artist Edgar Degas is widely celebrated for his images of Parisian life and sublime depictions of ballet dancers. He was a superb draftsman and masterly in his portrayal of movement, while his portraits are notable for their psychological complexity. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Degas’ complete works in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * The complete paintings and pastels of Edgar Degas — over 600 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order * Includes reproductions of rare works * Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information * Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Degas’ celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books * Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings and pastels * Easily locate the paintings you wish to view * Includes Degas’ drawings and sculptures - spend hours exploring the artist’s diverse works * Features two bonus biographies - discover Degas’ artistic and personal life * Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books CONTENTS: The Highlights SELF-PORTRAIT, 1855 PORTRAIT OF ACHILLE DE GAS THE BELLELLI FAMILY THE YOUNG SPARTANS SEMIRAMIS BUILDING BABYLON WOMAN LEANING ON AN ELBOW BESIDE A VASE OF FLOWERS THE GENTLEMEN’S RACE: BEFORE THE START THE INTERIOR; OR, THE RAPE THE ORCHESTRA OF THE OPERA A COTTON OFFICE IN NEW ORLEANS HORSES ON THE COURSE AT LONGCHAMP THE DANCING CLASS THE ABSINTHE DRINKER DANCER ON THE STAGE LA LA AT THE CIRQUE FERNANDO, PARIS WOMAN IRONING AFTER THE BATH, WOMAN DRYING HERSELF THE TUB COMBING THE HAIR DANCERS IN BLUE WOMAN DRYING HERSELF The Paintings and Pastels CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS AND PASTELS ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS AND PASTELS Other Artworks LIST OF ARTWORKS The Biographies DEGAS by James Huneker DEGAS AND HIS CIRCLE by Willard Huntington Wright Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to buy the whole Art series as a Super Set
Degas from the Burrell Collection
Author: Vivien Hamilton
Publisher: National Gallery London
The Burrell Collection in Glasgow houses more than twenty paintings, pastels, and drawings by Edgar Degas (1834-1917) that include his most recognisable motifs: ballet dancers, bathers, jockeys, and women at work. Together with a selection of the National Gallery's oils and pastels, they represent every stage of Degas's career. The authors show how the immediacy of these works is enhanced by the artist's energetic technique. These are not so much spontaneous sketches as daring experiments in form and color. Essays explore Degas's innovative use of pastels; his career and the ongoing critical assessment of his art; and the life and milieu of his contemporary Sir William Burrell, the wealthy Scottish shipping magnate and philanthropist, for whom forming this impressive collection of Degas's works was an unusual foray into contemporary art.
Learn the Secret Techniques of the Master of Movement and Light
Author: Damian Callan
Publisher: North Light Books
Paint Like a Master--Paint Like Degas! Edgar Degas is one of the most enduringly popular artists of his time, and his unique style and experimental approach to painting, using oils, pastels and mixed media, make him an artist that any painter can learn from today. In Paint Like Degas, professional artist Damian Callan, combines insights into Degas' methods with practical exercises to offer an exciting new way to develop your painting skills--whatever your level. You will learn the secrets of the master's creativity, enriching your understanding of Degas' work and showing how you can apply his techniques to give your own art even more depth and life. Paint Like Degas includes: Techniques for using pastels, oil paints and mixed media to create works of art with depth and atmosphere Exercises on subjects ranging from developing composition to layering colors to making monotypes Masterclass demonstrations showing step-by-step how to combine techniques to create finished works of art
Author: Richard Kendall,Edgar Degas
Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago Museum Shop
Designed to accompany a major exhibit in London and Chicago and illustrated with 170 color plates and 120 black-and-white reproductions, a study of the artist's later career investigates the themes, techniques, and imagery of Degas's last decades. UP.
Author: Richard Kendall
Publisher: Yale University Press
This lavishly illustrated book is the first to deal with Degas' landscapes, relating them to his other work and to his evolving views of art. Features many previously unpublished works. Accompanies an exhibition of Degas' landscapes, opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in January 1994. 120 colorplates. 100 illus.
Pastels and Drawings
Author: James A. Ganz,Richard Kendall,Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain),Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Publisher: Clark Art Institute
This book is the first to focus on Monet's pastels, drawings, and sketchbooks, offering a revolutionary new interpretation of the artist's life and work. Citing recently discovered, unpublished documents, the authors reveal an extensive group of graphic works created over the course of the artist's career.
Drawings and Watercolours
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Drawing was central to Cézanne's indefatigable search for solutions to the problems posed by the depiction of reality. Many of his watercolours are equal to his paintings, and he himself made no real distinction between painting and drawing. This book's six chapters are arranged thematically covering the whole range of Cézanne's uvre: works after the Old Masters such as Michelangelo and Rubens; his period as one of the Impressionists; his exploration of both portraiture and the human figure, including the magnificent bathers; his interaction with landscape, particularly in his native Provence and the dominating form of Mont Sainte-Victoire; and finally the magisterial still lifes. In the Introduction, as well as throughout the book, Lloyd sets the drawings and watercolours in the context of Cézanne's life and overall artistic development. The result is a greater understanding of the process that led to some of the most absorbing art ever produced.
Author: Jill Devonyar,Richard Kendall
Publisher: Royal Academy Books
Using drawings, pastels, paintings, prints, sculpture and photographs taken by Degas and his comtemporaries, as well as samples of film from the period, this visually stunning volume explores how the artist was influenced by the then-new mediums of photography and film.
Author: Line Clausen Pedersen
Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited
“No art is less spontaneous than mine…. What I do is the result of reflection and study of the great masters; of inspiration, spontaneity, temperament …I know nothing.”— Edgar Degas (1834–1917). With characteristic dry humour, Degas presented his artistic endeavours as the result of other people’s hard work and artistic originality, setting himself apart from his fellow Impressionists—he largely rejected the term despite being widely considered an integral founder of the movement—by choosing to direct his attention towards pensive, isolated study of the old masters. By claiming to know “nothing”, the artist was making a conspicuously paradoxical statement; by learning through imitation—be it drawing styles, statements, ideologies, and both academic and artistic radicalities—he was not wholly in error when according others credit for his work, but it is far from the whole story. Through his practice and involvement in the Impressionist movement, Degas altered both the political and aesthetic premises for painting. His way of proceeding was idiosyncratic and thoroughly original, not only in the individual works, but in general terms when he consciously reused experiences ranging across his production. Art is no simple matter, but a statement that is developed over and across time. Degas placed himself as the latest in a line of great masters, consciously working and thinking in ways which made him the heir to—and successor to the throne of—the truly great art which endures beyond its own era. He worked stubbornly towards an art, the visual freedom and apparently unregulated appearance of which seem unsurpassed even to this day. He was a master of both tradition and progress—and this is why his oeuvre occupies an enormously important position in the narrative of the painting of our own time. Rather than a desire to bring to light a “complete” account of the artist’s oeuvre, Degas’ Method is an extensive retrospective that stages and presents the synergy that exists between the works. Lavishly illustrated, the publication spans painting, pastel, monotype, sculpture, drawing and several graphic disciplines to bring together the artist’s vast catalogue of work, ranging across motif, technique and chronology—not least the rare collection of bronze-cast figures, originally found in wax and clay in the artist’s atelier after his death. These disciplines and themes are explored in the books in-depth essays and reprints, by writers and scholars as diverse as Line Clausen Pederson (“Degas’ Method”); Peter Parshall (“Degas and the Closeted Image”); Daphne Barbour and Shelley Sturman (“Degas’ Process Captured in Bronze”); Elizabeth Steele (“Dancers Practising in the Foyer and Dancers at the Barre”); Flemming Friborg (“Sapphires in Velvet Jewelery Boxes”); Édouard Kopp (“Degas’ Draughtsmanship”); Josephine Nielsen-Bergqvist (“Degas in the ‘laboratory’”); and Walter Sickert (“The Sculptor of Movement”—the artist’s preface to the catalogue for the 1923 Exhibition of the Works in Sculpture of Edgar Degas). A collaborative publication between Black Dog Publishing and NY Carlsberg Glyptotek—whose 2013 exhibition of the same name the book is a companion piece to—Degas’ Method is an essential new insight in to the work of a titan of both Impression and realist art.