Thursday, December 30, 2010

Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks at The Morgan Library & Museum

   I haven't been keeping up with my posting and painting these last few months since I've been on the mend, after shoulder surgery.
   However, I did see an interesting show at The Morgan Library and Museum last week. "Degas: Drawings and Sketchbooks". It is on display at through January 23, 2011. It only houses twenty drawing/oil sketches, pastel, and some pages from his sketch books. One sketch book was only about 3 x 5 inches and he used it beautifully, calculating his composition designs.
   There are some of his great drawings there. Even though this show is lite in the number of pieces, most of the work is fantastic and intimately displayed. I combed through it a number of times.

Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Emilie Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs, 1877–85, pastel over lithograph. Thaw Collection, 1997.88.

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