Edgar Degas’s works defy categorization. Neither a Realist nor an Impressionist, but a hybrid of sorts, he worked fearlessly, passionately, and determinedly in a vast array of media, from etchings and monotypes, pastels and oils, sculpture, and even photography.
Gates Family Foundation Curator Timothy J. Standring’s narrative of this artist—presented in Sharp Auditorium—is based on his current research undertaken in museums and libraries across Europe and North American and spiced with telling anecdotes.
This lecture offers the perfect introduction to this late 19th century French artist whose centenary will be celebrated in Denver with the exhibition Degas: A Passion for Perfection, opening February 10, 2018.
Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month. All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.
Meet at 4 pm in the elevator lobby of the lower level of the Hamilton Building. First-come seating.
Image: Edgar Degas, Fourth Position Front, on the Left Leg, probably cast c. 1921 (original wax modelled c. 1885-90). Copper alloy. ©The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.