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Art: Lecture

Degas's Most Radical Sculpture: New Thoughts on "The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen"


Saturday Jan 26, 2013 (4–5pm)



Norton Simon Museum of Art (Venue Partner)

411 West Colorado Blvd


Directions: Located on the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado at the intersection of the 210 and 134 freeways


Free with admission


Norton Simon Museum of Art says…

Despite its international celebrity, "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen" remains an enigmatic object whose origin in Degas’s larger creative practice has rarely been analyzed. While this work is a remarkable technical achievement for an untrained sculptor, new research reveals that it also emerged from profoundly original thinking about perception and visual experience. As Richard Kendall, curator at large, Clark Art Institute, explains, Degas proved to be among the most innovative individuals of his age, anticipating the achievements of photography and film, and even the multidimensional art of our own times.