Tag Archives: Edgar Degas


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Edgar Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1879–81.NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, D.C., COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. PAUL MELLON

Valsuani Foundry, Known for Controversial ‘Authentic Copies’ of Degas Works, Ordered to Close to Pay Off Debts

Valsuani, which, over the past three decades, has come under fire for making plaster casts of Edgar Degas’s sculptures, has been ordered to close by a French judge, the New York Times reports. The decision calls on the firm to … Read More


Retrospective
Edgar Degas, Autumn Landscape, 1890, monotype in oil on paper. PRIVATE COLLECTION

The Landscape Painter Degas Might Have Been: Theodore Reff on an Unseen Side of the Impressionist, in 1976

Many visitors to the Museum of Modern Art’s show “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty” will probably come for the French Impressionist’s paintings of ballet dancers, but they’ll also get a look at a less-known aspect of Degas’s work: his landscapes. For … Read More


Reviews
Edgar Degas, Forest in the Mountains, ca. 1890, monotype in oil on paper, 11¾ x 15¾ inches. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, LOUISE REINHARDT SMITH BEQUEST

Intimate Impressions: MoMA’s ‘Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty’ Is a Sumptuous Feast for the Eyes

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Event Horizon: Art Happenings Around New York

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


Retrospective
The Met Breuer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annex for modern and contemporary art, opens today.COURTESY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

‘In the Spirit of the Present Day’: The Met Gets Modern With a Major Donation of 19th-Century Painting, in 1930

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens the Met Breuer, its hotly anticipated annex for modern and contemporary art. Many have seen the Met Breuer as a way of bringing the Met up to date, making it an encyclopedic museum … Read More


Crime News
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Convicted Art Criminal Claims He Was Sold Fake de Kooning Paintings, Picasso Etchings

After being convicted on counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, false declarations in court, escape, and contempt earlier this year in an art-fraud court case, Californian real estate developer Luke Brugnara is claiming that he was sold fakes, Courthouse News … Read More


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Art History, Now in Doll Form

Kyle Hilton had little trouble transforming the lead characters of Downton Abbey, Girls, and Breaking Bad into paper dolls, but he turned out to be unexpectedly confounded by Picasso. “I thought I knew what he looked like until I tried … Read More


Features
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The Artistic Influences that Made Artists Artists

Hank Willis Thomas, Pat Steir, Deborah Kass, and others reflect on their early encounters with art and the childhood experiences that shape their work Read More


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Degas and Cassatt: The Untold Story of Their Artistic Friendship

Mary Cassatt has long been considered a pupil of Degas. But an upcoming exhibition at the National Gallery of Art shows that creative influence went both ways Read More


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12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season Read More


Features
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Benatov: The Man Behind the Bronzes

The foundry outside Paris of Leonardo Benatov has made a specialty of producing posthumous editions of work by artists such as Degas, Dalí, and Rodin. His casting techniques have been praised. But scholars have questioned the legitimacy of the sculptures his foundry turns out Read More


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The Degas Debate: Analyzing the Controversial Plasters

Are 74 plasters ‘discovered’ in a foundry storeroom ‘original’ works by Degas? A Degas scholar analyzes the sculptures, outlines the controversy, and considers competing meanings of ‘original’ Read More


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Fall Imp/Mod Auctions: The Difference a Day Makes

Christie’s and Sotheby’s evening sales paint very different pictures of the health of the market Read More


Investigations
Canadian VitaPro mogul, philanthropist, and collector Yank Barry showing off one of his 74 Degas bronzes, cast from "recently discovered" plasters.

Adding to the Confusion

A dealer’s appraisal of bronzes cast from plasters said to be authentic lifetime works by Degas adds to the controversial nature of the enterprise. Read More