Visual Art: September 2012 Archives
Saturday September 22, 2012
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has brought a famous sculpture by Degas, La petite danseuse, to Montreal as a prelude to a major exhibition on the Impressionists to begin in October.
The iconic sculpture is was originally made of wax with real hair and real cloth for the tutu and ballet slippers.
The Impressionists exhibition is on a world tour, but the Degas statue is coming to Montreal exclusively.
Today, we see La petite danseuse as an object of beauty.
But it hasn't always been that way, explains Nathalie Bondil, director of the MMFA.
Listen to Nathalie Bondil explain why the sculpture was once seen as "shocking" and "ugly":
(Photo credit: Jeanette Kelly)
Categories: Visual Art
Friday September 21, 2012
Charney also designed the sculpture garden at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Ottawa.
Categories: Urban Design, Visual Art, architecture
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