Musée d'Orsay: Degas and the Nude

Degas and the Nude

Exhibition Albums
Xavier Rey
Musée d'Orsay / Hazan - 2012
soft cover; 20 x 22 cm - 48 p. - 54 ill.
ISBN: 978 2 7541 0614 6
Bilingual French and English
€8 - available

From the academic and historical approach of his beginnings to the inscription of the body within modernity, throughout his long career, Edgar Degas (1834–1917) always endeavored to depict the body with absolute truth, whether the subjects were prostitutes in brothels or women in the privacy of their bathrooms. Trying every medium, notably pastel and charcoal, his touching, shocking, and thoroughly modern works still move us over a century after they were made.

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