Last year, I published here some comments on Kenneth Clark’s book, The Nude, A Study in Ideal Form. The book was published in 1956 and tells the story of the nude in Western art from the ancient Greeks to the early C20. 1,116 more words
So far in 2016, these are the art books I’ve been looking at. The books I own give me great pleasure. They also influence what art I look at, how I see and think about it, and how I (try to) make it. 181 more words
“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas, a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings, is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He was born on July 19, 1834.
Today is the day on which we remember the 182nd birthday of one Edgar Degas.
He is considered one of, if not the founder of the Impressionistic movement, although he preferred to think of himself as a “realist”. 131 more words