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Author Hauptman, Jodi, author
Title Degas : a strange new beauty / Jody Hauptman ; with essays by Carol Armstrong [and 11 others]
Imprint New York : The Museum of Modern Art, [2016]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  NE2246.D43 A4 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020510079
Descript 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with the exhibition Edgar Degas: a strange new beauty, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 26 - July 24, 2016, organized by Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, with Richard Kendall
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-238)
"Edgar Degas is best known as a chronicler of the ballet, yet his work in monotype reveals his restless experimentation. In the mid-1870s, Degas was introduced to the monotype process -- drawing in ink on a metal plate that was then run through a press. Captivated by the monotype's potential, he embraced it with enthusiasm, taking the medium to radical ends. He expanded the possibilities of drawing, created surfaces with heightened tactility, and invented new means for new subjects, from dancers in motion to the radiance of electric light, from women in intimate settings to meteorological effects in nature. With his monotypes, Degas is at his most modern, capturing the spirit of urban life, depicting the body in new ways, and exploring abstraction. Published to accompany an exhibition at MoMA, this richly illustrated catalogue presents approximately 120 monotypes and some 60 related works in other mediums. Texts by curators, scholars, and conservators explore the creative potency of Degas's rarely seen monotypes and highlight their impact on his wider practice." -- Publisher's description
Subject Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Exhibitions
Monotype (Engraving) -- 19th century -- Exhibitions
Alt Author Armstrong, Carol M., author of essay
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917. Works. Selections
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution
Alt Title Strange new beauty
Edgar Degas : a strange new beauty
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