The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, March 14, 2008
Degas at the PAM

I went to the Portland Art Museum last night with my wife, daughter and a friend to see the Degas, Forain and Lautrec show.

The Degas artworks were particularly excellent. There was a veriety of oil paintings, pastel works, sketches and monotypes all based around the theme of dance/ballet. He is an absolute master of drawing - a few quick marks or smudges capturing the essence of a scene or thing. He also excels in adding just the smallest bit of extra color to his studies to give them a bit of extra life and interest.

Makes me want to draw more...