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Degas by Boggs, Jean Sutherland, Douglas W. Druick, Henri Loyrette,

By Boggs, Jean Sutherland, Douglas W. Druick, Henri Loyrette, Michael Pantazzi, and Gary Tinterow

Degas, of the 1st large-scale retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Edgar Degas (1834–1917) to be held in additional than fifty years, is the everlasting list of the 1988–89 exhibition together equipped by means of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, The nationwide Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and The Metropolitan Museum of paintings, long island. accomplished in scope and definitive in nature, this quantity comprises work, pastels, drawings, monotypes, prints, pictures, and sculpture representing each element of the profession of 1 of the protean artists of the 19th century. due to broad learn performed in libraries, data, and personal collections in Europe and North the USA, dozens of formerly unpublished letters and enormous quantities of little-known files the following offer an extraordinary resource of data at the lifetime of this outstanding artist, bringing to a brand new point of precision our figuring out of his operating tools, his matters, and his buyers.

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Museum Folkwang, Essen Collection 17 Cerberus. 1912 Color woodcut, 9 5/u. ) Man (Der Gestürzte). ) Museum Folkwang, Essen Color woodcut, Collection 9%" Museum Folkwang, Essen CHRISTIAN ROHLFS 19 The Spirit of God over the Waters (Geist Gottes über den Wassern). ) Museum Folkwang, Essen f20 Return of the Prodigal Son (Rückkehr des verlorenen Sohnes). ) Museum Folkwang, Essen Color woodcut, 18 15/i6xl3%" Collection f21 Sermon on the Mount (Bergpredigt). ) Collection Museum Folkwang, Essen 22 Expulsion from Paradise (Vertreibung aus dem Paradies).

Painted Tropical Sun. a dramatic picture with powerful colors built on the con- trast of the complementary colors red and green and the ornamental rhythm of the white waves of the surf. however (see stages, but he nature cat. no. He was attracted more to the people than to the landscape, 47). He sought the pure expression of humanity's early saw forlornness and fear and an ineluctable in the old social structures and tribal associations, fate: life, choly over his South Seas painting-. bound up with was already doomed by the brutal practices of colonial masters.

A further example is the Berlin paintings. '* he wrote cursed the whore of Babylon painter forgot this scorn. books speak — Berlin —where He was food for bacilli and shamelessly live as to a friend in 1902: his How in a similar vein. he spent all his he winters! Yet the fascinated by the splendor and sensory stimuli, by the light and shadow of nightly bustle; with open senses, he took in the beauty and bliss, the hubbub and vice, the corruption and humanity of this world. Gentle- man and Lady in a Red Room, A Glass of Wine (cat.

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