Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen Sculpture by Edward Degas

Edgar Degas
French, 1834-1917
The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, 1878-81

I attended a talk not so very long ago on Degas and movement at the Norton Simon.  I was reminded that I had taken this series of photographs of his Little Dancer in the round.  I am deeply drawn by the art at the Norton Simon, I love to circle the sculptures and see them from a variety of views.  Of all of his pieces, I think this is one of the only ones that he exhibited.  I learned more about this sculpture during the talk, but I intend to share more of what I learned in a Monday post at some point in the future.  For this post, I mainly wanted to share The Little Dancer in various views.

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Maša said...

I didn't know he was also a sculptor!

Meng Morales said...

Simply breathtaking. :)

Happy WW!

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Mirjam said...
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Mirjam said...

It's gorgeous. Thanks for showing The Little Dancer from various viewpoints. It provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy all the exquisite details.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely exquisite sculptors ~ tend not to think of Degas as a scupltor ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Kristin Aquariann said...

Degas' work is wonderful. I look forward to hearing more about this particular sculpture from you. It's been too long since I took Art History class. ^.^

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Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I love the Norton Simon too. It's fun to virtually meet someone who actually knows Eagle Rock!

Magic Love Crow said...

The little dancer is beautiful!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Magic Love Crow and Meng!

Masa and ArtmuseDog and Carol, I think he's definitely better known for his paintings. During his lifetime, I believe (but I'm not absolutely sure) this little dancer is the only one he exhibited.

It's been a while since art history class for me too Kristin, when my timing is right, I go to some of the museum lectures (I have a membership, so it's mainly a matter of timing :)).

Mirjam, I'm glad you enjoyed the various viewpoints, I love how the Norton Simon Museum has exhibited her.

Nice to meet you too Sparkle!

soulbrush said...

yes absolutely fabulous.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you soulbrush, I like her a lot too!