Item Number: 104455
Title: EDGAR DEGAS, 1834-1917 : The Complete Sculptures of Edgar Degas
Author: Maibaum, Walter (et al)
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Description: Athens: Herakleidon, 2009. 29 x 24cm., hardcover, 225pp. illus. most in color. Multi-lingual text. Exhibition catalogue. From the museum's website: The exhibition presents all seventy-four bronze sculptures of Edgar Degas including his most important one “The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen”. These bronzes are on loan to the Museum by the M.T. Abraham Center for the Visual Arts. All the bronze sculptures in this exhibition were cast from recently discovered plasters made from Degas’ original waxes during his lifetime and with his consent. This is remarkable since all the other bronzes one can currently see in museums and elsewhere were cast from masters made after the artist’s death. Therefore, the bronzes in this exhibition can be considered the original versions, and all the others the second versions of these sculptures. Thus, for the first time, it will be possible for experts, scholars and the general public to compare the artist’s bronzes in the before and after states, which is almost unparalleled in the history of art. The exhibition also hosts the drawing of Edgar Degas Horses and Riders (1872, pencil on paper) from The George Economou Collection, Athens. The Museum has published a special edition catalogue in three languages. The fascinating essay in this catalog by Mr. Walter Maibaum details the history of this discovery and the differences between the bronze editions. Dr. Gregory Hedberg's revealing essay focuses on Degas' most significant sculpture, "The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen." Dr. June Hargrove’s essay discusses the relationship between Edgar Degas’ two and three-dimensional works so that appropriate comparisons can be made. ^Out of print, final copies available^.
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