March 31, 2016

The Met - Degas' Sculptures

I am drawn to Degas' art, largely due to its subject matter, but also there is a raw sense of reality in his work. I published a paper as an undergrad dance major at BYU on his ballet paintings, and the juxtaposition of a graceful dancer tucking in her laces or scratching her back are timeless and charming. I had not had the opportunity to see his equine sculptures in person before our trip to The Met and I really enjoyed these sculptural sketches of gesture and form.

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