December 10, 2006 |
EDGAR DEGAS' "The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer," was a revelation to a beginning balletomane. In her 100-year-old tulle skirt, tights sagging ever so slightly at her knobby knees, the bronze of Marie Van Goethem, slippered feet firmly planted in fourth position, transported me to the Paris Opera ballet school in the late 1870s.
August 27, 1998
What's happening the next few weeks: * The first retrospective in more than 30 years of American painter Jackson Pollock's work opens Nov. 1 at the Museum of Modern Art. Ends Feb. 2. Sept. 17-Jan. 12: "The New York School" presents drawings from the museum's collection by artists affiliated with the New York School, including works by Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman and David Smith. 11 W.
April 3, 2005 |
Spring break and Easter weekend brought the expected crowds to the Getty Center. And, as usual, many visitors made a beeline for the museum's most popular gallery to see Vincent van Gogh's "Irises" and paintings by French Impressionists such as Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet. The favorites were there, but so were two surprises. One is a new acquisition, "The Milliners," a late work by Edgar Degas purchased from Acquavella Galleries in New York for an undisclosed price.
January 31, 1999 |
"Edgar Degas, Photographer." Exhibition titles don't get much shorter or more direct than that. Crisp and to the point, the name seems to indicate that the show, opening Tuesday at the J. Paul Getty Museum needs no explanation. But those who leap to the obvious conclusion and expect to see photographic equivalents of the French Impressionist's famous paintings, drawings and prints are in for a shock.
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July 19, 1996 |
It measures 28 inches by 40 inches, an unlikely pastel of fields and smokestacks by a French artist best known for painting ballet dancers. But the battle over the work by Edgar Degas is a roiling one, and a prime example of the ongoing struggles over art seized by the Nazis during World War II. On one side is a once-prominent Dutch family that suffered greatly at the hands of the Nazis.
October 2, 1988 |
Culturally literate citizens have the feeling they know the art of Edgar Degas. He seems to have invented whole unforgettable chapters in our picture book of 19th-Century Paris. Who has not been charmed by his stumpy ballerinas and leggy horses? Who has failed to smile at his weary laundresses or pretty young things staving off boredom by trying on hats at the milliners?