Art in the Making: Degas

Art in the Making: Degas

by David Bomford, Ashok Roy, Jo Kirby, Christopher Riopelle
     
 

One of art history’s most admired artists, Edgar Degas (1834–1917) challenged contemporary conventions with his intriguing working methods. This generously illustrated study is the latest title in the National Gallery’s series Art in the Making. Drawing on both technical studies and documentary evidence, it takes a fascinating look at

Overview

One of art history’s most admired artists, Edgar Degas (1834–1917) challenged contemporary conventions with his intriguing working methods. This generously illustrated study is the latest title in the National Gallery’s series Art in the Making. Drawing on both technical studies and documentary evidence, it takes a fascinating look at Degas’s techniques in the context of his life and artistic milieu as well as his place in the Impressionist movement.

The book includes a vivid biographical sketch, an essay on Degas’s working methods and materials, a discussion of his reputation in Britain, and catalogue entries on 14 works owned by or on loan to the National Gallery.

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“A fascinating examination of the process of painting.”—Christine Temin, Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857099690
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
National Gallery London Publications
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 10.63(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

David Bomford is Senior Restorer; Sarah Herring is Isaiah Berlin Assistant Curator of Nineteenth-Century Paintings; Christopher Riopelle is Curator of Nineteenth-Century Paintings; Jo Kirby is Senior Scientific Officer; and Ashok Roy is Head of the Scientific Department, all at the National Gallery, London.

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