An intimate and beguiling appraisal of the 19th –century artist who elevated drawing and pastels to the level of paintingEdgar Degas (1834–1917) was one of the outstanding draughtsmen of the 19th century; for him drawing was not only a central tenet of his art but was essential to his existence. In Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels, Christopher Lloyd examines the artist’s drawings and pastels, traces the development of his style, and explores his biography, including his complicated relationship with the Impressionists.
The artist’s entire career is covered, from his early days copying the Old Masters through 1912, when failing eyesight caused him to cease working. Following a broadly chronological approach, Lloyd discusses Degas’s images of dancers, nudes, milliners, and the less well-known racehorse and landscape drawings. His extensive research, which included consulting the artist’s detailed notebooks, results in a fascinating and comprehensive exposition of Degas’s work, at the heart of which are beautiful reproduction of over 200 pencil, black-chalk, pen-and-ink, and charcoal drawings and pastels.238 illustrations, 212 in color
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Christopher Lloyd has curated numerous exhibitions worldwide and has published extensively on Western art. He is the author of In Search of a Masterpiece and Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels.Review:
“This book contributes an accessible, richly illustrated introduction to the subject.”—Library Journal
"Comprehensive but compact enough to read in bed, this superbly illustrated account encompasses the range of works on paper by the artist who was the 19th century's greatest draughtsman, equal to the Old Masters."
“Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels is a thoroughly readable narrative history of an artist and his most essential technique as it developed within the contingencies of modern French society.”—H-France Review
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