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Degas / Cassatt

Last month, I went in to the National Gallery to see their Degas/Cassatt exhibit before it closed.  The exhibit was a fascinating glimpse into a long-time friendship between two artists — and the ongoing conversations that informed both their work. 408 more words


The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Recent winner of the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen fiction for 2014, Cathy Marie Buchanan transported me to another place and time with this story of sisters surviving all the odds against them in 1880s Paris. 175 more words

Day 10: Drawing a Day

Another one of Degas’ dancers, in conte this time. The face needs a LOT of work. I’m working on getting used to the non-pointiness of conte sticks…


Palettes of Master Artists

Why preserve an artist’s palette? The daubs of raw pigment or the mixes left in position can be an intriguing index to the working method and the mind of the artist. 996 more words