Edgar Degas: Defining the Modernist Edge

Edgar Degas: Defining the Modernist Edge

by Jennifer R. Gross
     
 
Through his representation of modern subjects such as ballet dancers and racehorses, his constant questioning of traditional artistic practices, and his vital engagement with Parisian society, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) helped to define the beginnings of modernism in visual culture at the end of the nineteenth century. This engaging book yields new scholarship on works

Overview

Through his representation of modern subjects such as ballet dancers and racehorses, his constant questioning of traditional artistic practices, and his vital engagement with Parisian society, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) helped to define the beginnings of modernism in visual culture at the end of the nineteenth century. This engaging book yields new scholarship on works by Degas in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery and provides in-depth discussion of works of art in every medium explored by this innovative artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300100044
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/11/2003
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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