Lecture

Degas's Most Radical Sculpture: New Thoughts on "The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen"

Degas's Most Radical Sculpture: New Thoughts on "The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen"

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Richard Kendall, Curator at Large, Clark Art Institute
Type: Lecture

Despite its international celebrity, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen remains an enigmatic object whose origin in Degas’s larger creative practice has rarely been analyzed. While this work is a remarkable technical achievement for an untrained sculptor, new research reveals that it also emerged from profoundly original thinking about perception and visual experience. As Richard Kendall explains, Degas proved to be among the most innovative individuals of his age, anticipating the achievements of photography and film, and even the multidimensional art of our own times.


Theater | Free with admission. | Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 3:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 3:45 p.m.