MUSCARELLE READS | Picasso Looks at Degas 

May 25, 2022
6pm
Location
Virtual
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
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EDGAR DEGAS & AUGUST CLOT | Before the Race, circa 1895 | Color lithograph
EDGAR DEGAS & AUGUST CLOT | Before the Race, circa 1895 | Color lithograph

Picasso Looks at Degas (Published by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 2010)

Please join us for a virtual book club co-hosted by David Brashear, Museum Director, and Charles Palermo, Professor of Art History at William & Mary. Our featured book presents Pablo Picasso’s direct responses to Edgar Degas’ works, as well as more conceptual and challenging affinities between their individual bodies of work. Illustrated essays explore the artists’ parallel interests in modern urban life, ballet dancers, activities such as bathing and combing the hair, photography, and the challenges of sculpture. The book also provides the first extended analysis of Picasso’s engagement with Degas’ art in his final years, when he acquired several of the French artist’s brothel monotypes and reworked some of them in his own prints.


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