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A Degas Sketchbookby Edgar Degas
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In 1995 the Getty Museum acquired a sketchbook by the prolific artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Its images, dating from approximately 1877, embrace a variety of themes from everyday Parisian life the cafï¿½, concert, brothels, and ballet and were created during Degas's weekly visits to the home of writer Ludovic Halï¿½vy, the first owner of the sketchbook. They show Degas's remarkable powers of observation, as well as the sureness and economy of his line.
Reproduced here are twenty-eight pages from the sketchbook, along with a brilliant essay that places Degas within the contexts of both the cultivated salon of the Halï¿½vy family and the larger world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, which the notoriously difficult artist both celebrated and shunned. In addition, the book features a transcript of a lively conversation about the sketchbook among artist David Hockney, Getty Museum director John Walsh, and Lee Hendrix, curator of drawings for the Getty Museum.
Twenty-eight pages from a sketchbook by Degas are reproduced with a brilliant essay on the artist and a postscript by David Hockney.
About the Author
Carol Armstrong is professor of art history at Princeton University and the author of Odd Man Out: Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas.
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