After Degas
posted: April 18, 2006
Degas on Left, Peter on Right...
My favorite galleries in the MET are those dedicated to Degas. I continue to find a profound sensitivity in his work and draw from it great inspiration. We are so lucky to have, in New York, two self portraits which depict him as a young teenager and another as a bohemian painter, as well as an extensive collection of his wax (now bronze) sculptures of horses, bathers, and dancers. I recently posted this painting in my gallery here but thought it might be interesting to show the drawing I used as inspiration.