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Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec

15 October 2005

We made a return visit to the Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec at Tate Britain Another compare and contrast exhibition that sets out to “examine the context” of these artists, but inevitably encourages the viewer to make impossible judgements of one against the other. Broadsheet critics are right out there favouring one over the other. Lautrec seems to be ahead on points in some quarters.

I favour the superior draughtsmanship of Degas, but also that innovative compositional style, perhaps derived from photography, the then new thing.

Sicket worked some explicitly naked figures, but the Degas’ “Interior (Rape)” is an astonishing but ambiguous masterpiece. (The sub-title “Rape” was not given to the painting by Degas.)

The exhibition also features the Degas masterpiece, L’absinth. And others. Recommended.

Check out the Tate Web site for more.

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