Saturday, May 22, 2010

On Hold and Degas

This is a drawing that I did last week. One of my photo lamps broke a couple days ago so I am on hold until I get a replacement. I do have several things in the pipeline.

The following quote is from an essay titled "Degas as Master of an Artificial Reality" by Line Clausen Pedersen in Edgar Degas: The Last Landscapes: "It was probably the artistic challenge posed by caricature--the need for absolute economy of means and without resorting to color effects--that captivated and fascinated Degas. He once said, 'If I had to live my life again, I would work only in black and white.'" According to the essay Degas had collected 750 prints and drawings by Daumier.

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