Degas Sculpture Exhibition in LA
Degas exhibited just one sculpture during his lifetime. However, in the privacy of his studio, the painter modelled in wax and clay throughout his career, producing hundreds of small-scale studies of horses, dancers, and bathers that were seen only by close friends. Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor explores the improvisational nature of Degas’s artistic practice through the Norton Simon’s collection of modèles; the first and only set of bronzes cast from the original wax and plaster statuettes.
Norton Simon Museum, Los Angeles.
November 10 – April 9, 2018 www.nortonsimon.org