The Denver Art Museum is the only venue for this show and it is certainly worth the trip.
Edgar Degas, Passion for Perfection
Through May 20, 2018
While I was taking in this great exhibit, I began to notice the strength of Degas' lines and his use of darks to create more interesting works. He pushes those dark values to great effect.
A great artist like Degas is notable for many things and it is typically the color that receives all the attention. These works have a lot of presence when viewed in person and part of that success is his use of accenting lines and darker notes.
Degas' work has so many great qualities, but for now, here is a selection of works from the exhibit along that theme.
Also note that many of these works were completed over a span of years. Even for the great Degas, he didn't create the best possible artwork straight through every time.
|Female Nude Drying Her Hair|
Charcoal on tracing paper, 1903
|Four Ballet Dancers|
|Nude Standing Beside a Chair|
Charcoal with touches of blue on tracing paper 1990
|Standing Woman Fastening Her Corset,|
Seen From the Front
|Degas' Studio replicated|
|Race Horses at Longchamp|
|Race Horses at Longchamp (close up)|