Cassat/Degas Exhibit

To all my rock n rollers who visit the Buzzyblog for the usual low brow stuff, stay with me on this one and I’ll only bore you a little before I bring you back up at the “end.”  Promise.

Last week,  Pam and I checked out the Degas/Cassat Exhibit currently at the National Gallery of Art (click here)  The most famous, well known painting is Girl in A Blue Chair which Degas assisted Cassat on.  The write up said he did something to the blue chairs and helped with the overall layout of the painting.  Regardless, it doesn’t do much for me.  In fact, I think the girl looks like a spoiled little brat and the rat of a dog in the adjacent chair – ugh!  Like the blue but not the subjects.

What I found to be more interesting however, was the exhibit’s use of their works to help explain the relationship between the two of them.

From NY Time Review

Some of the reviewers have described the relationship between the two as a “complicated” one.  I’d always assumed that when a couple’s relationship was dubbed “complicated” that meant lots of sex and fighting.  One of Cassat’s paintings in the exhibt has Degas giving her the ultimate sexist, left handed compliment when he noted that “No right woman has the right to draw like that.” 

From WSJ

Ok I promised to be brief so enough of this malarkey.  How about some “impressionistic” art that’s not too complicated to figure out?

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Cassat/Degas Exhibit

To all my rock n rollers who visit the Buzzyblog for the usual low brow stuff, stay with me on this one and I’ll only bore you a little before I bring you back up at the “end.”  Promise.

Last week,  Pam and I checked out the Degas/Cassat Exhibit currently at the National Gallery of Art (click here)  The most famous, well known painting is Girl in A Blue Chair which Degas assisted Cassat on.  The write up said he did something to the blue chairs and helped with the overall layout of the painting.  Regardless, it doesn’t do much for me.  In fact, I think the girl looks like a spoiled little brat and the rat of a dog in the adjacent chair – ugh!  Like the blue but not the subjects.

What I found to be more interesting however, was the exhibit’s use of their works to help explain the relationship between the two of them.

From NY Time Review

Some of the reviewers have described the relationship between the two as a “complicated” one.  I’d always assumed that when a couple’s relationship was dubbed “complicated” that meant lots of sex and fighting.  One of Cassat’s paintings in the exhibt has Degas giving her the ultimate sexist, left handed compliment when he noted that “No right woman has the right to draw like that.” 

From WSJ

Ok I promised to be brief so enough of this malarkey.  How about some “impressionistic” art that’s not too complicated to figure out?

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