Although Edgar Degas is one of the most celebrated French Impressionists, he referred to himself as a Realist artist.
Modern life in nineteenth-century Paris provided Degas with a repertoire of motifs he explored with endless variation: from scenes of work and industry to ballet and the theatre, racecourses and boudoirs. The works he created over more than fifty years embrace painting, drawing, printmaking, monotypes, sculpture and photography and have had an immense impact on modern
and contemporary art.
This exquisite and authoritative publication includes the finest recent scholarship by world-renowned Degas expert Henri Loyrette and brings together more than 200 works from a vast number of public and
private collections worldwide.
Degas: A New Vision offers a fresh and dynamic reappraisal of the artist’s mature years when his artistic process became a subject in itself, as he worked and reworked compositions in a fluid manner.