Horse races, the world of the circus, Parisian cafés, ballerinas: this is the universe that fascinated Edgar Degas.
“He didn’t let himself be discouraged by the difficulties and problems he encountered. Instead, he liked to deal with them, and maybe if they hadn’t been there he would have created them.” (D. Rouart)
Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Edgar Degas (1834-1917).
The short introduction examines the circumstances that led to the emergence and evolution of the artist’s personality. This is followed by a veritable “guided tour” through an imaginary museum of his masterpieces, splendidly illustrated, with complete descriptive captions.
A small anthology of critical and documentary writings and an essential bibliography make the books in this series up-to-date tools for students and art lovers alike.