Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas

Drawings and Pastels

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Edgar Degas (1834 -1917) was one of the outstanding draftsmen of the nineteenth century, and drawing was not only a central tenet of his art but also essential to his existence. Through an examination of his drawings and pastels, this book reveals the development of Degas's style as well the story of his life, including his complicated relationship with the Impressionists.

Following a broadly chronological approach, the author discusses the artist's various subject areas, from the images of dancers--which form over half of Degas's total oeuvre--to nudes, laundresses, milliners, and the less well-known racehorse and landscape drawings. He covers the whole career, from when Degas was copying the Old Masters to learn his craft to when he ceased work in 1912 because of failing eyesight, and sets him within the artistic context of the period. Extensive research, including a careful study of the artist's detailed notebooks, has resulted in a comprehensive exposition with, at its heart, over 200 pencil, black-chalk, pen-and-ink, and charcoal drawings and pastels of timeless appeal.
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2014
ISBN: 9781606063279
Characteristics: 320 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Nov 22, 2016

excellent. so many wonderful works by Degas that I have not seen before. the colour resolution is also excellent. Lots of informative text, but not too much.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MARINet

To Top