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The Resource Degas : a passion for perfection, [edited by] Jane Munro

Degas : a passion for perfection, [edited by] Jane Munro

Label
Degas : a passion for perfection
Title
Degas
Title remainder
a passion for perfection
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Jane Munro
Contributor
Author
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A beautiful celebration of six decades of work by Edgar Degas, published in the centennial year of the artist's death. Edgar Degas's (1834-1917) relentless experimentation with technical procedures is a hallmark of his lifelong desire to learn. The numerous iterations of compositions and poses suggest an intense self-discipline, as well as a refusal to accept any creative solution as definitive or finite. Published in the centenary year of the artist's death, this book presents an exceptional array of Degas's work, including paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, counter proofs, and sculpture, with approximately sixty key works from private and public collections in Europe and the United States, some of them published here for the first time. Shown together, the impressive works represent well over half a century of innovation and artistic production. Essays by leading Degas scholars and conservation scientists explore his practice and recurring themes of the human figure and landscape. The book opens with a study of Degas's debt to the Old Masters, and it concludes with a consideration of his artistic legacy and his influence on leading artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Ryan Gander, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, R. B. Kitaj, Pablo Picasso, and Walter Sickert
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YUS
Dewey number
709.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
N6853.D33
LC item number
D44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Munro, Jane
  • Kendall, Richard
  • Standring, Timothy J.
  • DeVonyar, Jill
  • Avery, Victoria
  • Dillon, Jo
  • Robins, Anna Gruetzner
  • Yale University Press
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Denver Art Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Impressionism (Art)
  • Impressionism (Art)
Label
Degas : a passion for perfection, [edited by] Jane Munro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, October 3, 2017-January 14, 2018, and at the Denver Art Museum, February 19-May 20, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 'a passion for perfection'? / Jane Munro -- Degas and England / Richard Kendall -- Copying and learning / Jane Munro -- Degas's greasy ink drawings / Timothy J. Standring -- The Nude / Jane Munro -- Nature and Landscape / Jane Munro -- Painting in focus : At the café / Jane Munro -- Degas, classicism, dance / Jill DeVonyar -- The sculpture of Degas : production and reproduction / Victoria Avery -- Degas's Wax Sculptures at the Fitzwilliam Museum: Technical Summary / Jo Dillon -- After Degas / Anna Gruetzner Robins
Control code
ocn980858568
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780300228236
Lccn
2017015281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)980858568
Label
Degas : a passion for perfection, [edited by] Jane Munro
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, October 3, 2017-January 14, 2018, and at the Denver Art Museum, February 19-May 20, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : 'a passion for perfection'? / Jane Munro -- Degas and England / Richard Kendall -- Copying and learning / Jane Munro -- Degas's greasy ink drawings / Timothy J. Standring -- The Nude / Jane Munro -- Nature and Landscape / Jane Munro -- Painting in focus : At the café / Jane Munro -- Degas, classicism, dance / Jill DeVonyar -- The sculpture of Degas : production and reproduction / Victoria Avery -- Degas's Wax Sculptures at the Fitzwilliam Museum: Technical Summary / Jo Dillon -- After Degas / Anna Gruetzner Robins
Control code
ocn980858568
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9780300228236
Lccn
2017015281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)980858568

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