EVENTS

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor

Friday, November 10, 2017 - Monday, April 9, 2018
Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward, c. 1885
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Bronze, No. 57, Modèle cast
Norton Simon Art Foundation
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward, c. 1885 Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Bronze, No. 57, Modèle cast Norton Simon Art Foundation
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward, c. 1885
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Bronze, No. 57, Modèle cast
Norton Simon Art Foundation
After the Bath, c. 1890-1893 (dated in error by another hand: 1885) Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Pastel on tracing paper mounted on cardboard The Norton Simon Foundation
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward, c. 1885
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Bronze, No. 57, Modèle cast
Norton Simon Art Foundation
Seated Woman Wiping Her Left Side, 1896-1911 Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Bronze, No. 46, Modèle cast Norton Simon Art Foundation
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward, c. 1885
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Bronze, No. 57, Modèle cast
Norton Simon Art Foundation
Jockey on Horse, c. 1882-88 Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Charcoal with pastel on brown paper The Norton Simon Foundation
Dancer Ready to Dance, the Right Foot Forward, c. 1885
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
Bronze, No. 57, Modèle cast
Norton Simon Art Foundation
Horse Galloping on Right Foot, the Back Left Only Touching the Ground and Jockey, 1881-90 Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Bronze, Nos. 25 and 35, Modèle casts Norton Simon Art Foundation

The Norton Simon Museum presents "Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor," an illuminating exhibition that explores the compulsive nature of Edgar Degas’s artistic practice. Focusing on the Museum’s collection of modèles, the first and only set of bronzes cast from the artist’s original wax and clay statuettes, "Taking Shape" considers the affinities among sculpting, painting and drawing in Degas’s oeuvre. By presenting the modèle bronzes alongside related compositions from the Norton Simon’s renowned collection, this expansive body of Degas’s works celebrates the artist’s boundless enthusiasm for creation, and the act of making as an end in itself.

Exhibition Info:
November 10, 2017–April 9, 2018

Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
626.449.6840

About the sponsor:
The Norton Simon Museum is known as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. On view are seven centuries of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The Museum also houses a collection of Asian art from India and Southeast Asia spanning a period of 2000 years.