Degas: Pastels (Watson-Guptill Famous Artists)

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The finest collection of Degas pastels to appear in book form – 32 paintings, reproduced on special paper with fidelity to the originals.

Product Details

  • Series: Watson-Guptill Famous Artists
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill; Reissue edition (September 1, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082301276X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823012763
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces

Customer Reviews

Real Insights on Degas Pastels

 on October 3, 2017
By Jeff Brown
Great book. Especially for the price. Full of full-page images with intelligent text. If you want to try and understand Degas pastels, this is a must have.

Degas pastels

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 on December 29, 2011
By Michelle Wegler
It was very exciting to find a book featuring pastels by Degas. Pastels are on an increase in popularity, but were not a popular medium in the time of Degas’s life. He was an innovator in all his mediums, pastels included. His many beautiful paintings using pastels are all together in this book. The only downside is that the author did not seem to have much respect for pastels, but, “tant pis”, the photos provide the feast!.

Love it!

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 on March 24, 2008
By dee
The cover caught my attention. While I am familiar with Degas’ work, I had not singled out his pastels. But I have been loving every page I have seen so far. The cover art is breathtaking with its stage light glowing from below. Interior art is reproduced well and flows nicely with commentary. Degas used very dynamic angles in many of his compositions which adds interest and drama visually. Easy to understand why impressionists had a hard time being acknowledged in their day and why they continue to look fresh to us today.

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