Julian Barnes: Degas’s Achievement, 4 January 2018
Show More Degas: A Passion for Perfection Fitzwilliam Museum/Cambridge, until 14 January 2018Show More Degas Danse Dessin: Hommage à Degas avec Paul Valéry Musée d’Orsay/Paris, until 25 February 2018Show More Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell National Gallery, London, until 7 May 2018Show More Degas and His Model by Alice Michel, translated by Jeff Nagy.
David Zwirner, 88 pp., £8.95, June 2017, 978 1 941701 55 3Show More
“... The great French diarist Jules Renard (1864-1910) had small interest in non-literary art forms. When Ravel approached him wanting to set five of his Histoires naturelles, Renard couldn’t see the point; he didn’t forbid it, but declined to go to the premiere. He sat through Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and found it a ‘sombre bore’, its plot ‘puerile ...”