DEGAS VISIT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ISRAEL
The exhibition presents, for the first time in Israel, Edgar Degas’ sculptures in bronze. Degas worked in a variety of media that includes oils and pastels, etchings and photography, monotypes and sculptures, He exhibited only one sculpture during his lifetime: The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen – a realistic wax sculpture dressed in a tutu of actual cloth and real, braided, hair. This unusual work was presented at the 1881 Sixth Impressionist Exhibition in Paris, arousing much curiosity and criticism. It is well documented that every Degas bronze was cast after the artist’s death. His sculptures focus on five main themes: dancers, dancers backstage, bathing women, torsos and horses.
Hardcover, 191 pages, 144 ill., (110 colour), Hebrew and English. 2010.