Edgar Degas

Drawings and Pastels

Author: Christopher Lloyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293416


Page: 320

View: 9789

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.

Degas' Drawings

Author: Edgar Degas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486212335

Category: Art

Page: 92

View: 793

One hundred works illustrate the French artist's techniques, concerns, and delicate style



Author: Edgar Degas,Ronald Pickvance,Jaromír Pečírka

Publisher: N.A



Page: 29

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Edgar Degas


Author: Richard Thomson

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362855

Category: Art

Page: 98

View: 4661

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.

Degas Dancers

Author: Richard Kendall,Edgar Degas

Publisher: Vendome Press


Category: Art

Page: 79

View: 8662

Shows and discusses selected Degas drawings, pastels, prints, paintings, and sculptures of ballet dancers

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing

Author: Christopher Lloyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500021231

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 5207

An unprecedented volume featuring over two hundred drawings by twenty Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists.

Degas, 1879

Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture from Around 100 Years Ago in the Context of His Earlier and Later Works : Catalogue

Author: Edgar Degas,Ronald Pickvance,National Gallery of Scotland,Edinburgh Festival Society,Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum

Publisher: Australian Geographic



Page: 88

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Degas pastels

Author: Edgar Degas,Jean Sutherland Boggs,Anne F. Maheux

Publisher: George Braziller


Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 2196

Edgar Degas: Drawings in Close Up

Author: Annabelle Thornhill

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765907552

Category: Art

Page: 105

View: 3975

Like the Impressionists, Degas sought to capture fleeting moments in the flow of modern life, yet he showed little interest in painting plain air landscapes, favoring scenes in theaters and cafes illuminated by artificial light, which he used to clarify the contours of his figures, adhering to his Academic training. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He also was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterful in depicting movement, as can be seen in his interpretations of dancers and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.

Edgar Degas

1834-1917. Auf dem Parkett der Moderne

Author: Bernd Growe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822811337


Page: 96

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The Private Collection of Edgar Degas

Author: Ann Dumas,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870997971

Category: Art

Page: 356

View: 8435

In a series of essays, some previously published and some written for this book, major scholars discuss, from various perspectives, Degas's collection and its relation to his own art.

Edgar Degas, Photographer

Author: Malcolm R. Daniel,Edgar Degas,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Bibliothèque nationale de France

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870998838

Category: Portrait photography

Page: 143

View: 2579

Degas's major surviving photographs, little known even among devotees of the artist's paintings and pastels, are analyzed and reproduced for the first time in this volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Muscum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Degas and the Dance

Author: Jill Devonyar,Richard Kendall

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781885444264

Category: Art

Page: 308

View: 4861

Seeks to illuminate the themes present in the artist's works, presenting new material about Degas's highly informed relationship with the ballet of the nineteenth century.

Edgar Degas Drawings: Colour Plates

Author: Maria Peitcheva

Publisher: Maria Peitcheva

ISBN: 6050440131

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 4769

One of Degas' principal concerns as a draftsman was analyzing the movements and gestures of the female body. On view are several drawings featuring dancers, easily recognizable as the study for the celebrated wax sculpture Little Dancer, Fourteen Years Old, depicting the young dancer Marie van Goethem. In this large sheet, the artist studied her from three different angles, attempting to understand the figure in the round in preparation for sculpting it. Other examples of drawings with dancers include Seated Dancer (ca. 1871), one of the studies for Dance Class at the Opéra on the Rue le Peletier, as well as Two Studies of Dancers (ca. 1873), Dancer with Arms Outstretched (ca. 1878), and Two Studies of a Ballet Dancer (ca. 1872). Though noted for his attention to the female figure, Degas executed many studies of grouped horses and jockeys from which he would use figures in later compositions. Later in his career, Degas experimented with mixing drawing media and printmaking techniques.