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November 16, 2004

Degas at Work


He's the subject of the new exhibition at London's National Gallery, one in a series called "Art in the Making," exploring how artists create.

Up through January 30, 2005, the free exhibit offers a detailed, in-depth examination of 12 works by Degas, complemented by x-rays, infra-red reflectograms (don't ask), and pigment analyses.

The complexity of his working methods becomes apparent, as his consistently innovative explorations in oil, pastel, and printmaking are deconstructed.

William Packer of The Financial Times brought this show to my attention.

He wrote, "We see him with thick paint and with thin, the ground showing through beneath the blue of Mlle. Rouart's dress (1886), always pushing on, not just his own work but Art itself." [tel: 4420 7747 2885]

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