Friday, March 12, 2010
Well, I was fortunate to be able to see the new exhibition of Degas sculpture, drawings and paintings at the new Art Gallery of Alberta. Amazing! While the sculpture Little Dancer was the only piece he ever exhibited in public in his life (and it was there) also in this exhibit was work he had in his studio when he died, and they were cast as is in bronze. These were the most intriguing to me. The artist's touch is present and so alive that they capture the essence of sculpting with passion. His drawings on tracing paper were beautiful and full of expression and it is funny to think that someday someone could come into your studio when your gone and what you would otherwise toss as a study, or uncompleted could end up touring the world surrounded by security guards.