Tag Archives: Edgar Degas

Un cambriolage

In our ongoing quest to escape the winter of 2015, we went back to an old favorite, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They’ve loosened up the rules prohibiting photography just enough to allow pictures of their glorious courtyard. The light in … Continue reading

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Dessin à main levée

Just a few steps from the crowds at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the calm beauty of the Frick Museum. Until June 16, 2013, it’s presenting The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the … Continue reading

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La Femme à Paris

Several months ago, I wrote about an exhibit at the musée d’Orsay that married the paintings of the Impressionists with the fashions shown in them. It’s now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and I treated myself … Continue reading

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Tu veux que je fasse un dessin ?

The Frick Museum in New York has a current exhibit featuring drawings from the Courtauld Gallery in London. The exhibit, entitled Mantegna to Matisse is on until January 27, 2013. The collection includes plenty of French artists, including Jean-Antoine Watteau, … Continue reading

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C’est l’enfance de l’art

The musée Marmottan, on the edge of a pretty park in the 16th Arrondissement, is one of Paris’ overlooked little gems. It has a terrific permanent collection, mostly of Impressionists, and wonderful temporary exhibits that change just a few times … Continue reading

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Ce que l’on ne voit plus que dans sa mémoire

French Impressionist artist Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas, better known as Edgar Degas (Duhgah), was born on July 19, 1834. Unlike most of that band of artists, however, Degas was not a plein air painter. He preferred “ce que l’on … Continue reading

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Rien en art ne doit pas ressembler à un accident

I braved a half-hour wait in the rain to see the exhibit at the Musée d’Orsay Degas et le nu on one of its last days (it runs until July 1, 2012). The exhibit shows the evolution of Edgar Degas’ … Continue reading

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