Afternoon Salon

Degas and Photography

Dancers in the Wings, c. 1876-1878
Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917
Pastel, gouache, distemper and "essence" on paper, mounted to board
27-1/4 x 19-3/4 in. (69.2 x 50.2 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation

Degas and Photography

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Educator: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

In his compositions, Degas created unfamiliar viewpoints or figures that were cut off, as in a snapshot. Learn how he used photography in his creative process, and how this "new medium" influenced, enhanced and inspired his work.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | The program is free with admission and limited to 20 participants. | Please sign up at the Information Desk no later than 15 minutes prior to each session.