Wednesday, March 16

Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty

Edgar Degas, Heads of a man and a woman
"The upcoming Degas exhibition at MoMA, A Strange New Beauty, is set to open March 25 until July 24, 2015. Edgar Degas is best known as a painter and chronicler of the ballet, yet his work as a printmaker reveals the true extent of his restless experimentation. In the mid-1870s, Degas was introduced to the monotype process—drawing in ink on a metal plate that was then run through a press, typically resulting in a single print. Captivated by the monotype’s potential, he immersed in the technique with enormous enthusiasm, taking the medium to radical ends. He expanded the possibilities of drawing, created surfaces with a heightened sense of tactility, and invented new means for new subjects, from dancers in motion to the radiance of electric light, from women in intimate settings to meteorological effects in nature. ..."
NY Elite Magazine