A Weekend with Degas by Rosabianca Skira-Venturi

$ 12.00

A Weekend with Degas by Rosabianca Skira-Venturi is a 63-page hardcover published by Rizzoli New York, 1991. The dust jacket has minor shelf wear and a tiny closed tear.  The book has minor bumping to the spine.  Inside, the pages are clean.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

Edgar Degas--imagine the opportunity to spend a weekend with this celebrated French artist and learn about his life; to study his work, to observe the use of tools and techniques firsthand, and to witness the joys and rigors of this nineteenth-century master's life.  This delightful book offers just such a chance.

The text cleverly weaves insightful information into an amusing weekend excursion.  Join Degas on a trip to the milliner's shop and visit with street merchants.  Enjoy an evening at the opera and behind-the-scenes look at ballerinas in rehearsal, as well as front row seats for a delightful recital.  Then head for the racetracks with the artist as the horses take their mark.

Through the beautiful reproductions of his paintings, sketches and sculpture, and the charming first-person narrative, a child learns about the art of Degas as well as what it means to be an artist.

ISBN:  0-8478-1439-4