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Degas and the Impressionists

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 16, 2023 at 7:50am   User  by Mark Willis

Edgar Degas. The Cotton Exchange. 1873
From Jeffrey Meyers’ Impressionist Quartet (p. 168):
Though Degas recruited the Impressionist painters, he freely criticized their work. He maintained that Monet created nothing but beautiful decorations, and at an exhibition of brightly colored paintings he dramatically exclaimed: “‘Let me out of here. Those reflections in the water hurt my […]

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Degas: Spartan Girls Provoking Boys

Comments   2   Date Arrow  November 15, 2023 at 6:30am   User  by Mark Willis

Edgar Degas. Spartan Girls Provoking Boys. c.1860-62. National Gallery, London.
I’ve never cared much for the paintings of Edgar Degas. I’ve stood before his canvases at the National Gallery of Art many times over the years, but they failed to move me. This includes the portrait of his sister-in-law from New Orleans, Madame René de […]

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