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  Degas : the artist's mind

Reff, Theodore
Language : EnglishNew York : Harper & Row, 1976352 orrialde : zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 26 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-674-19543-4.Degas, Edgar (1834-1917)Edgar Degas (Wikipedia eu) | (Wikipedia es) | (Wikipedia en)
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More than any other Impressionist, Degas consciously based his work on ideas. "What I do is the result of reflection and study of the great masters," he once confessed; "of inspiration, spontaneity, temperament I know nothing." Theodore Reff here shows us the intellectual power and originality of Degas's complex art -as seen in his ingenious pictorial strategies and technical innovations; his use of motifs like the windows, the mirror, the picture within the picture; his invention of striking, psychologically compelling compositions; and his creation of a sculptural idiom at once formal and vernacular. These essays also investigate Dega's contacts with leading novelists and poets of his time and his efforts to illustrate or draw inspiration from their works. A new preface brings Reff's widely acclaimed work up to date for his paperback edition. [...]

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