Degas. The old man mad about art - ACE333.6

1996. Degas. The old man mad about art - ACE333.6.

TitleDegas. The old man mad about art - ACE333.6
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In00:33:16
Out00:42:36
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The studio and Degas’s wax statuettes. Kendall posing a model to imitate the pose of a wax statuette for the students to draw. A number of statuettes in a similar pose. Studio, photograph of Degas. Some of Degas’s nudes, all from the pastel period. Studio with students nude sketches on easels, and some of the artefacts from the paintings. More views of women washing. Roger Law, Caricaturist, thinks that, in these nudes, Degas has detached himself from "the male gaze", several more pastel nudes. Law is most interested in the use of colour and the composition. Ghislaine Howard, Artist, wonders how the poses could be achieved; they seem to be trying to capture "a fleeting moment". She sees the images as non-voyeuristic, allowing women to behave naturally. Paula Rego thinks the pastels make the women seem like animals (in an "honourable" way), with a great deal of energy, and suggests that Degas sometimes "wanted to be a feminine animal". Pastels and charcoal sketches.

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