Peter Campbell, 4 July 1985
Show More Degas: His Life, Times and Work by Roy McMullen.
Secker, 517 pp., £18.50, March 1985, 9780436276477Show More
Degas: The Dancers by George Shackelford.
Norton, 151 pp., £22.95, March 1985, 0 393 01975 6Show More
Degas Pastels, Oil Sketches, Drawings by Götz Adriani.
Thames and Hudson, 408 pp., £35, May 1985, 0 500 09168 4Show More
Bricabracomania: The Bourgeois and the Bibelot by Rémy de Saisselin.
Thames and Hudson, 189 pp., £12.50, February 1985, 0 500 23424 8Show More
“... he was, by his own account, the least spontaneous of painters – rewarding: Shackleford’s and Adriani’s accounts of his working methods are worth the attention of non-experts. How long did he look at the model, how long at the paper? What he said suggests that he took big bites, not breaking periods of drawing with too many snatches of looking. He spoke ...”