Original Vintage Limited Edition Lithographs Book E. Degas Les Monotypes 1948. Rare limited edition (1000 copies) book of Monotypes by E. Degas titled “Les Monotypes”, realized in 1948. It was published by Paris QUATRE CHEMINS-EDITART-PARIS. Contains a text by Denis Rouart. The book comes in a protective cardboard sleeve. Edgar Degas (US /de/ or UK /de/; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, French: [il m da d]; 19 July 1834 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist.  He was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his renditions of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation. At the beginning of his career, he wanted to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic training and close study of classic art. In his early thirties, he changed course, and by bringing the traditional methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life. A- the paper cover has some tears. The monotypes are in excellent condition. Markings: Hand inscription in pencil on the inside says: Limited numbered ed. Degas / Paris QUATRE CHEMINS-EDITART-PARIS Year: 1948 Material/Media: Paper. Dimensions: 12.6X9.4 inches (32x24cm). The item “Original Vintage Limited Edition Lithographs Book E. Degas Les Monotypes 1948″ is in sale since Wednesday, June 1, 2016. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “perrygallery” and is located in Tel Aviv. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original Print
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Edition Type: Limited Edition
- Edition Size: 500
- Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14in.)
- Date of Creation: 1900-1949
- Size: 11.4X9.4 in.