Degas: A New Vision

Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, c. 1873, oil on canvas (National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection, William A. Clark Collection)
Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, c. 1873, oil on canvas (National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection, William A. Clark Collection)

Pac Pobric previews Degas: A New Vision at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on view from October 16, 2016 - January 16, 2017.

Pobric writes: "Degas’s work from the 1870s onward tends to be perpetually 'in progress', [Henri] Loyrette says. 'He is always repeating and adding new elements, so the work is much more open than before.' He often kept these works to himself, constantly reconfiguring them. Developments in recent art have helped change how we see these works, [Gary] Tinterow says. 'For many artists of the past 50 years, process is the key aspect of their work. In other words, what matters is what the artist is doing in his or her studio, not necessarily what is being shown to the public.'"