Degas. The old man mad about art - ACE333.5

1996. Degas. The old man mad about art - ACE333.5.

TitleDegas. The old man mad about art - ACE333.5
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Photograph of the Tabarin dancehall, Montmartre, opposite which Degas took a studio in 1890, and where he worked most for the rest of his life. Kendall tours a reconstruction of the attic studio, curtained to provide subdued light. Details of some of the pastel works made in the studio. Drawers of pastels. This technique allowed Degas to produce line and colour at the same time. Pastels of a group of Russian dancers, described by Degas himself as "an orgy of colour". Kendall with dancing costumes. Degas’s technique described: starting with charcoal study, traced and retraced to make different versions, add colour. Photographs taken in his studio used in a similar way to manufacture a picture. Later work where the dancers appear older and tired, as he was becoming himself. Photograph of elderly Degas. Photographs taken or arranged by Degas (Kendall looking at album), with friend Paul Albert Bartolomé, with a little girl, with Louise Halévy, with his maid Zoé Closier.

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