Degas' method



Degas' method

Line Clausen Pedersen ; with contributions by, Elizabeth Steele ... [et al.]

Black Dog Pub., 2015, c2013

2nd ed

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Exhibition catalogue

Catalog of an exhibition held at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, June 7 to September 1, 2013

"This book is published in the series of the Ny Carlsberg glyptotek scholarly yearbooks, 'Meddelelser fra Ny Carlsberg glyptotek' (new series, no. 15), for the year 2013"--T.p. verso

Summary: "In Degas' work there are a number of fundamental elements which exist across oeuvre and motif, technique and chronology. It is with these elements that Degas' Method is concerned: that which catches one's attention if the customary pigeonholing of the works is abandoned and the works themselves are returned to the creative ferment from which they emerged, where they exist side by side -- and from whence Degas, in a manner entirely his own, has taken and combined them. Degas' Method mixes painting, pastel, monotype, sculpture, drawing and several graphic disciplines in the desire to bring together the artist's production, ranging across motif, technique and chronology."--Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek website



Famous as he is for his ballet dancers, Degas needs no further introduction, but taken in its entirety his work contains more than the colorful tulle-clad female figures. Degas? approach to art is highly individual, ambitious and consistent. Through his practice and involvement in the Impressionist movement, Degas altered both the political and aesthetic premises for painting. 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 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.

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