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Author Loyrette, Henri, author.

Title Degas at the opéra / Henri Loyrette ; with essays by Kimberley A. Jones, Leïla Jarbouai, Marine Kisiel ; [translated from the French by John Lee].

Publication Info. London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2020.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  759.4 LOY    AVAILABLE
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Description 326 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Note "This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition "Degas at the Opéra". Paris, Musée d'Orsay, 24 September 2019 - 19 January 2020, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1 March - 5 July 2020. This exhibition has been organized jointly by the Musées d'Orsay et de l'Orangerie, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Opéra de Paris."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A lavish new investigation into the Paris Opera's influence on Edgar Degas's painting. From his debut in the 1860s up to his final works after 1900, the Paris Opera formed a focal point of Edgar Degas's paintings. He explored the theater's various spaces - auditorium and stage, private boxes, foyers, and dance studios - and painted those who frequented them: dancers, singers, orchestral musicians, audience members, and subscribers watching from the wings. This theater presented a microcosm of infinite possibilities, allowing him to experiment with multiple points of view, contrasting lighting, motion, and the precision of movement. This catalog, created in concert with an exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, considers the Paris Opera's influence on Degas as a whole, examining not only his passionate relationship with the house and his musical tastes, but also the infinite resources of the opera's marvelous toolbox. Filled with striking reproductions of Degas's work and including insightful essays by leading curators and scholars, Degas at the Opera offers admission into the world of Degas and the Paris Opera of the nineteenth century.
Subject Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Exhibitions.
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Opéra de Paris -- In art.
Opera in art.
Added Author Jones, Kimberley A., contributor.
Jarbouai, Leïla, contributor.
Kisiel, Marine, contributor.
Lee, John (Translator), translator.
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917. Works. Selections.
Musée d'Orsay, host instituion.
Musée de l'Orangerie, host institution.
ISBN 0500023395 hardcover
9780500023396 hardcover
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