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Degas: The Nudes

Degas, Edgar and Richard Thomson

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ISBN 10: 0500235090 / ISBN 13: 9780500235096
Published by Thames and Hudson, 1988
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Hardcover with dustjacket,2406 pages, very good condition, light wear to dj; no internal marks. Bookseller Inventory # DeDeTh75

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Title: Degas: The Nudes

Publisher: Thames and Hudson

Publication Date: 1988

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Gathers Degas paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, and sculptures, discusses his approach to the nude, and identifies themes in his work

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Nudes comprised more than 20 percent of Degas' subject matter. His typical unclothed female is a slightly plump middle-class lady at her bath. Yet the French artist explored nudity in many guises. The symbolic figures of his Medieval War Scene and David and Goliath suggest vulnerable, naked humanity. Then there are the prostitutes of his brothel pictures, salaciously or humorously observed. There are women in meditative poses, asleep, dancing and, infrequently, making love to other women. There is a bit of the voyeur in Degas' images, but as British art historian Thomson shows, the painter transcended his own conventional categories of "nice" bourgeois women and "fallen" lower-class whores. His explorations of the nude in charcoal, pastel, oil and sculpture exude empathy, even nobility. This marvelously illustrated study by the author of The Private Degas fills a critical void.
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