Exhibition catalogue "Mystery and glitter. Pastels in the musée d'Orsay"

Exhibition catalogue "Mystery and glitter. Pastels in the musée d'Orsay"

The 19th century was the time of renaissance and constant revolution in the history of the pastel. Whereas the generations which followed Quentin de la Tour (1704-1788) for the most part turned away from this medium and its suspect charms, the Romantics and the first Realists took it up again. About ...
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Characteristics

Number of pages :
176
Dimensions :
30 x 23 cm
Number of illustrations :
110
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
English
EAN :
9782711855605
Reference :
GK195560

Editor

Publication :
Juillet 2008
Diffuseur :
1
Distributeur :
FLAMMARION SA
Author :
OUVRAGE COLLECTIF

The artist

Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Famous for his dancers, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is often considered one of the masters of Impressionism, despite defining himself as a realist and an independent. Fascinated by the study of movement, he attached himself to all the motives that represented life: dance, of course, but also horse races. Like his friend Manet, Degas was one of the great painters of modern life, coffee scenes, brothels, milliners, laundresses ... The work of this Parisian and bourgeois artist, very cultured and collector, is marked by his knowledge of the great masters.