Degas Dancers at the Barre: Point & Counterpoint
Author: Eliza Rathbone
Edgar Degas's masterwork Dancers at the Barre is one of the crowning achievements of the great impressionist artist's career and the cornerstone of this insightful publication. Bringing together several carefully chosen drawings, pastels, prints, paintings, and mixed media artworks by Degas which relate to the Phillips's masterpiece, Chief Curator of The Phillips Collection Eliza Rathbone and Head of Conservation at The Phillips Collection Elizabeth Steele build on recent scholarship about Degas's approach to work, his technique, and the subject matter. This book also features fascinating results and keen new insights from recent conservation of the work, the first campaign since the painting was acquired by Duncan Phillips in 1944, which brought to light important new facts about its sources, dating, and complicated history. This book will be a wonderful addition to any library and a great resource for anyone interested in the art of Degas, the ballet or scholarly research.
Hardcover, 144 pages The Phillips Collection (October 25, 2011)
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