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5.0 out of 5 stars Some of Degas' Best Work, 23 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Degas and the Nude (Hardcover)
Degas' nudes are often overshadowed by his ballet dancers. Yet they are some of his most endearing and sensitive work. This is the first book in a generation to explore this theme, prevalent throughout Degas' work. An excellent draughtsman, Degas' approach to the figure is instructive. This learned volume consists of essays by leading American and French scholars providing new thoughts and interpretations of Degas' work including insights from the late Lucian Freud. It discusses how Degas abandoned the classical pose and painted the nude at home in a familiar setting. The book takes us from the classical figures that featured in Degas' early work to the naturalistic figures that are the most well known. It explores all the media Degas used and discusses Degas' masterworks. The book concentrates on pastels but shows drawings and sculpture as well as works of other artists who had an influence upon him. The full colour images are excellent and are often shown full page. This fascinating book is an informative read with superb colour reproduction. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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