Thursday, October 12
Degas, Danse, Dessin. A Tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry
Edgar Degas, Seated Dancer
"On the centenary of his death, the Musée d'Orsay pays tribute to Edgar Degas (1834-1917) with an exhibition based around the little known work by the writer, poet and thinker, Paul Valéry (1871-1945). The friendship between Degas and Valéry lasting more than twenty years resulted in an essay published by Editions Vollard in 1937, Degas Danse Dessin. Both intimate and universal, it conveys a poetic, fragmentary image of the painter’s personality and his art, and a kind of meditation on the creative process. ..."
Poetry Foundation: Paul Valéry
[PDF] Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty