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.
October 5, 2005 |
Edgar Degas' classical ballerinas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's lusty cancan girls share the stage in a new exhibition at the Tate Britain. "Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec," which opens today, focuses on the vibrancy of city life at the end of the 19th century in Paris and London -- their brothels, bars and theaters. "It's an exhibition about cities and about the human body in that city," curator Richard Thomson said. "So it's about, I thought, fraternity, filth and flash.
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.
May 7, 2003 |
She isn't very pretty and she certainly isn't unique. Edgar Degas' "Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen" -- a 4-foot-tall statue of a ballerina, complete with a muslin tutu and satin hair ribbon -- exists in 31 guises. The only version made by the artist is the original wax figure. All the others, two in plaster and 28 in bronze, were cast after his death.
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.
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.