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Edgar Degas is regarded, above all, as a painter of the human figure and of city life, and yet both his early notebooks and the practice of his later years attest to his consistent interest in landscape painting. In tracing Degas's response to landscape, including, most notably, his visits to the small resort of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, in Picardy, and in closely analysing his painterly practice, this book reassesses the importance of landscape painting to his career. By revealing Degas's little-known love of this genre, it challenges our assumptions about one of the giants of Impressionist art.
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Reassesses the importance of landscape in Degas’s work
Beautifully designed, sumptuously illustrated and accessibly written
An ideal gift book for all lovers of French Impressionism and anyone interested in landscape artAbout the Author:
Ann Dumas is an independent art historian and curator, and is co-author of Renoir’s Women, also published by Merrell.
Richard Kendall is Curator at Large at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a specialist in Impressionist art.
Flemming Friborg is Director of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. line clausen pederson is Assistant Curator at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen.
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