Drawn in Colour

Degas from the Burrell Collection

Author: Vivien Hamilton

Publisher: National Gallery London

ISBN: 9781857096255

Category: Drawing

Page: 112

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The Burrell Collection in Glasgow houses more than twenty paintings, pastels, and drawings by Edgar Degas (1834-1917) that include his most recognisable motifs: ballet dancers, bathers, jockeys, and women at work. Together with a selection of the National Gallery's oils and pastels, they represent every stage of Degas's career. The authors show how the immediacy of these works is enhanced by the artist's energetic technique. These are not so much spontaneous sketches as daring experiments in form and color. Essays explore Degas's innovative use of pastels; his career and the ongoing critical assessment of his art; and the life and milieu of his contemporary Sir William Burrell, the wealthy Scottish shipping magnate and philanthropist, for whom forming this impressive collection of Degas's works was an unusual foray into contemporary art.

Degas [exposition]

Author: Edgar Degas,Jean Sutherland Boggs

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870995197

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 633

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Katalog towarzyszący wystawom w: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais w Paryżu, 9 luty - 16 maj 1988; National Galery of Canada w Ottawie, 16 czerwiec - 28 sierpień 1988; Metropolitan Museum of Art w Nowym Jorku, 27 wrzesień - 8 styczeń 1989.

Millet to Matisse

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century French Painting from Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

Author: Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery,Vivien Hamilton,Glasgow Museums

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300097808

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

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This magnificent book presents 64 of the finest paintings from the city of Glasgow's world-renowned collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.

Raphael to Renoir

Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna

Author: Stijn Alsteens,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),National Gallery of Scotland

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588393070

Category: Drawing

Page: 303

View: 1891


"The works from the Bonna Collection are illustrated in color, and whenever possible, at their actual sizes. They are arranged chronologically by the artist's date of birth and are grouped according to the main artistic schools. This volume is introduced by an interview with Jean Bonna by George Goldner. Each drawing is then described in an entry, many of which have comparative illustrations that shed further light on individual works."--BOOK JACKET.

Art Beyond Isms

Masterworks from El Greco to Picasso in the Phillips Collection

Author: Eliza E. Rathbone,Phillips Collection,Johanna Halford-MacLeod

Publisher: Third Millennium Information Ltd

ISBN: 9781903942086

Category: Art

Page: 160

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The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., was the first museum of modern art in the United States. Today it stands as a legacy to its founder and creator, Duncan Phillips. Art Beyond Isms was published to accompany a major travelling exhibition and features over 60 of the most important European works from the Collection.Phillips primarily collected work by French and American artists, and the collection's holdings include work by leading impressionist, post-impressionist, abstract and abstract expressionist artists, as well as works by earlier artists. The focus of the book is mainly 19th and 20th century French paintings, including Renoir's The Luncheon of the Boating Party, as well as five important paintings by Cézanne and Monet.Among the non-French artists, van Gogh, Picasso, Kokoscha, Klee and Modigliani are represented and important proto-modern works by such artists as Constable, El Greco and Goya are also included. The beautifully represented works are shown individually and in groups accompanied by engaging narrative entries.

Odd Man Out

Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas

Author: Carol M. Armstrong,Edgar Degas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226026954

Category: Art

Page: 299

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In Odd Man Out, Carol Armstrong offers an important study of Edgar Degas's work and reputation. Armstrong grapples with contradictory portrayals of Degas as odd man out within the modernist canon: he was a realist whom realists rejected; he was a storyteller in pictures who did not satisfy novelist-critics; he painted modern life yet was no modernist; he belonged to the impressionist group yet was no impressionist. She confronts these and other contradictions by analyzing the critical vocabularies used to describe Degas's work. By reading several groups of the artist's images through the lens of a sequence of critical texts, Armstrong shows how our critical and popular expectations of Degas are overturned and subverted. Each of these groups of images is matched to different interpretive moves, each highlighting distinct themes: economics and vocation; narrative and semiotics; gender and corporeality; and the author and self. Armstrong's provocative analysis celebrates the tantalizing qualities of the artist's elusive career: the pluralism of his work, its conflation of positivistic and negational tactics, the modern and the traditional, the abstract and the representational. "A lucid and searching study. . . . Armstrong has produced one of the most elegant and persuasive examples of the historian's use of 19th-century art criticism. In the process, she has achieved a reading of the artist which makes a difference to the way we understand the difference of Degas himself."—Neil McWilliam, Times Higher Education Supplement "This is a brilliant, original, and beautifully articulated study. Carol Armstrong's scholarship is impressive in its richness, ambition, and sophistication: Degas's works have rarely been given such detailed, penetrating, and suggestive readings as those offered in this book."—Linda Nochlin, Yale University "With brilliant insight and incisive analytical intelligence, Carol Armstrong introduces new ways to conceptualize the structural ambiguities of Degas's work. Her subtle and probing readings clarify the fundamental contrariness of Degas's images—their disturbing negativity, their anti-modern modernism. Odd Man Out catapults the criticism of Degas from the hinterlands of traditional art history to the foreground of contemporary critical theory in both literature and the visual arts."—Charles Bernheimer, University of Pennsylvania

Edgar Degas, life and work

Author: Denys Sutton

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Art

Page: 343

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Contains reproductions of the artist's work, extracts from his correspondence, and a study of the artist's personality and work.

Dealing with Degas

Representations of Women and the Politics of Vision

Author: Richard Kendall,Griselda Pollock

Publisher: Pandora Press

ISBN: 9780044407812

Category: Art

Page: 224

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This is a collection of essays based on the papers by leading Degas experts given at the Table Gallery, Liverpool in 1989 as well as further American academics, especially commissioned for this book. The text demonstrates the diversity of approaches and issues generated around the problematic material of Degas' images of women, combining art history, cultural theory and psychology. Richard Kendall is an art historian and organizer of the Liverpool conference.