Lecture: The Radical Realism of Degas’s “Little Dancer” @ Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena [10 March]

Lecture: The Radical Realism of Degas’s “Little Dancer”

16:00 - 17:00

 Facebook event page
Norton Simon Museum
411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91105
Emily Talbot, Assistant Curator, Norton Simon Museum

Beloved by museum visitors today, Degas’s «Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen» was deeply divisive when it was first exhibited at the sixth Impressionist Exhibition in 1881. Although some viewers welcomed the tinted wax figurine as an exciting new direction in realist art, many others were disturbed by Degas’s unidealized treatment of the dancer’s body and facial features, which he reinforced by outfitting the statuette in a cotton tutu and linen slippers and a wig made from human hair. Emily Talbot explores the controversial reception of the «Little Dancer» in relation to other 19th-century sculptures that were seen to be excessively lifelike. She situates Degas’s mixed-media techniques within a history of challenging the classical ideal in sculpture and the legacy of these practices in 20th-century art.

Free with Museum admission.
More info: bit.ly/2zEQWGF
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Norton Simon Museum:

Art Adventures Tour: Animal Safar
Norton Simon Museum
Film: Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt (2014)
Norton Simon Museum
Film: "Top Hat" (1935)
Norton Simon Museum
Lecture: Edgar Degas as a Modeler
Norton Simon Museum
Film: "Swing Time" (1936)
Norton Simon Museum
Film: "Singin' in the Rain" (1952)
Norton Simon Museum
Lecture: Understanding Rembrandt at the National Gallery
Norton Simon Museum
Film: "In the Steps of Trisha Brown" (2016), NR
Norton Simon Museum
Film: "First Position" (2011)
Norton Simon Museum
Film: "One Day Pina Asked…" (1983)
Norton Simon Museum

The most anticipated events in Los Angeles :

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All World Tour
Staples Center
Monster Jam
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
DTLA PROUD Block Party at Night On Broadway 2018
Broadway Theater District
The Forum
Aladdin (Touring)
Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Museums Free-for-All Day
Craft and Folk Art Museum
The King Romeo Santos
The Forum
One Love Cali Reggae Fest 2018
The Queen Mary
Uncorked: Los Angeles Wine Festival
Union Station
The most popular events in your news feed!