this beautiful volume offers an astonishingly rich and detailed view of one of the greatest French artists of the nineteenth century. In addition to over 250 color illustrations, this work draws on a range of sources - from the artist's own notebooks and letters, as well as anecdotes and memoirs of friends and acquaintances - to trace a vivid portrait of Degas at every stage of his career.
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Although Degas' letters and notebook jottings don't tell us much about his views on art, they nevertheless offer a sometimes revealing self-portrait. He writes about his obsessions with photography, ballet and lithography. He discusses the painful isolation and pleasures of his bachelor existence and his frustrations as an artist. In impressionistic travel notes and breezy letters to friends, Degas' sharp eye and quick wit come through. Yet, it is the superb illustrations that make this scrapbook of writings and conversations a delight. Along with pastels, paintings and prints, there are seldom-seen improvisational drawings and detailed studies from the notebooks. In lush, impressionistic seascapes, dark, almost symbolic landscapes and works of startling, even violent power, we see an unfamiliar side of the artist. The more familiar dancers, jockeys and bathers are here too. Lovers of Degas will treasure this volume.
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