I longed to possess a Sisley and a Degas
, and I worshipped Manet.
They talked of the places they had been to in the summer, of studios, of the various schools; they mentioned names which were unfamiliar to Philip, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas
was born in Paris in 1834 and is credited as being one of the founders of Impressionism, the 19th century art movement that is characterized by small thin brush strokes used to portray the visual impression of the moving effect of light and color.
The rich 'constraints' of the Fitzwilliam and King's collections, the most extensive and representative in the UK across the various media in which Degas
worked, have provided the springboard for a thematic approach that highlights many of the subjects most prominent in Degas
's work--dancers in performance and at rest (Fig.
A founding member of the Impressionist group of artists, Degas
was fascinated with daily Parisian life, finding inspiration from the day to day activities of the lower classes.
An odd couple in terms of temperament, gender, age, and nationality, Degas
and Cassatt nevertheless shared an artistic sensibility and a thirst for experimentation.
exhibited with the group of French painters who would become known as the Impressionists (a moniker that Degas
deplored, instead referring to himself as an Independent), yet he was an outsider in many ways.
5) But contrary to this preemptive dismissal, the concept of experimentation with media and the intersections between technology and art-making preoccupied Degas
throughout his career, and as such, Vingt dessins must be reconsidered in this light.
0 million, is an original Degas
inherited by him from his grandmother who lived in Paris.
30, and stop by the National Gallery of Art, where the original sculpture will be the centerpiece of a Degas
Meanwhile, the Degas
artwork, the only one of his pieces to feature two figures, was bequeathed to the nation by artist Lucien Freud on his death in 2011.
Freud chose to donate four works of art, including three bronze sculptures by Degas
and a painting by French artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, from his personal collection to the nation to satisfy an inheritance tax bill of PS2,340,000.