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This volume of 'Facture', a biennial journal that presents the latest conservation research on works of art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, focuses exclusively on conservation treatment...

This volume of 'Facture', a biennial journal that presents the latest conservation research on works of art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, focuses exclusively on conservation treatment, technical art history, and scientific research related to masterpieces by the beloved French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). The National Gallery's extraordinary collection of sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by Degas, including an incomparable group of his wax sculptures-among them his iconic Little Dancer Aged Fourteen-allows the institution to contribute significantly to understanding the artist's methods and intentions. This volume features discussions of the notion of "finish" in Degas's paintings, the complex makeup of his wax sculptures, the casting of posthumous bronzes, his innovative use of multiple layers of pastel and fixative in a late work on paper, and even a sonnet that Degas wrote to his "little dancer."

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Creator
volume editors, Daphne Barbour, Suzanne Quillen Lomax
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • Washington : National Gallery of Art, [2017]
  • New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press
  • ©2017
Physical Details
  • xiv, 180 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
ISBNs
9780300230116, 0300230117
OCLC
on1005517736

  • Includes bibliographical references.
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