Often the name Degas brings forth images of elegant ballet dancers lit by gas-fueled stage lamps or of nimble jockeys preparing their horses for a race; rarely, though, does the art of printmaking come to mind. A show, currently on view at MoMA, aims to change that outlook in their presentation of Edgar Degas – A Strange New Beauty. Showcasing over 100 of Degas’ monotype prints, this exhibition reveals Degas’ ingenuity as an artist and his uncanny ability to maneuver between media with incredibly ease. Some showcase the subjects for which he is known, but other reveal the extent to which Degas wished to push the bounds of light and atmosphere within the rigorous regimen of printmaking. This exhilarating new look at Degas will be on view until 24 July 2016.
More information about the catalogue here.