Afternoon Salon

What Makes Degas Modern?

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

What Makes Degas Modern?

Date: Sunday, February 09, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Degas is typically regarded as an Impressionist painter, but throughout his career, he explored complex aspects of tradition and modernity. Examine the modern approach in subject, technique, composition and contemporary attitudes that link Degas with the 20th century.


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.