Edgar Degas: Waiting

Edgar Degas: Waiting

by Richard Thomson
     
 

Degas's pastel Waiting (L'Attente) is an extraordinary object in its craftsmanship and color, as well as in the emotional pull it exerts upon the viewer. But in addition to these, which we expect from a great work of art, Waiting also has an aura of ambiguity and even mystery. This study look at both its aesthetic qualities and the deeper questions that it arouses.

Overview

Degas's pastel Waiting (L'Attente) is an extraordinary object in its craftsmanship and color, as well as in the emotional pull it exerts upon the viewer. But in addition to these, which we expect from a great work of art, Waiting also has an aura of ambiguity and even mystery. This study look at both its aesthetic qualities and the deeper questions that it arouses. Part of the Getty Museum Studies on Art series, the book offers a detailed discussion of Degas's pastel as well as an analysis of the broader context in which the work was created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892362851
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Getty Museum Studies on Art Series
Pages:
108
Sales rank:
1,207,711
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

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