Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Edagar Degas’ study of body movement.

Edagar Degas’ study of body movement.

         Edagar Degas, one of the most important artists in impressionism, was born in French 1834. Before seeing a lot of monotypes work, one would might expect about his color pallets. However, I could feel power of movement without colors. The exhibition includes 120 monotype prints and 60 pieces of different works.  
          In the exhibition, we could imagine how much he was interested in ballet, which probably showed the best beautiful body movement. He used strong line and rough line in drafts. It seemed to move a ballerina even though it was a painting. There were several magnifying glasses because MOMA might wanted to look into his powerful line. However, there were gigantic people in the show, so I could not focus on the point. That made me feel inconvenience.
            On the MOMA website, they mentioned that “captivated by the monotype’s potential, he immersed in the technique with enormous enthusiasm, taking the medium to radical ends”. Most of his works in the MOMA, people could see his desire thought works, and it made me thinking about research of artists. Through his life, he tried to study and draw human body. These study helped him to be one of the best artists in impressionism, even in the world. 

1 comment:

  1. I feel that one of the last sentences in your final paragraph really could have been the framework for the entire critique, as I found it to be a very interesting idea in response to his work. you say you are interested in the "research of artists" and how he was trying to study the human body. More so than that, he was trying to study movement, a theme you imply throughout the work, but do not ground your discussion in.
    I do enjoy some of the simple details, like how MOMA includes magnifying glasses. I think it is important to recognize the subtlety of his works, and this is another topic you could elaborate on. However I don't think it's necessary to focus on the fact that the show is crowded, as MOMA is a famous gallery, and Degas even more famous, so it is almost expected that the show would be crowded. With that in mind, it is a nice touch for MOMA to try and encourage its viewers to slow down and take in the movement of the line.