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The first comprehensive assessment of Degasâ€™s legacy to be published in over two decades, Perspectives on Degas unites a team of international scholars to analyze Degasâ€™s work, artistic practice, and unique methods of pictorial problem-solving. Established scholars and curators show how recent trends in art historical thinking can stimulate innovative interpretations of Degasâ€™s paintings, prints, sculptures, and drawings and reveal new ideas about his place in the art historical narrative of the nineteenth-century avant-garde. Questions posed by contributors include: what interpretive approaches are open to a new generation of art historians in the wake of a vast body of existing scholarship on nineteenth-century art? In what ways can feminist analyses of Degasâ€™s works continue to yield new results? Which of Degasâ€™s works have received less attention in critical literature to date and what does study of them reveal? As the centenary of Degasâ€™s death approaches, this book offers a timely re-evaluation of the critical literature that has developed in response to Degas's work and identifies ways in which the further study of this artist's multi-facetted output can deepen our understanding of the wider scientific, literary, and artistic ideas that circulated in France during the latter decades of the nineteenth century.
Number of Pages: 279
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Street Date: September 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-7547
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