Degas’s Dancers in Detail

In the Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint exhibition catalogue, Phillips Chief Curator Eliza Rathbone details Degas’s intricate process behind his late masterpiece: “Having begun by observing the dancer from the outside, he ends his life’s work internalizing his chosen vehicle of expression to such a point that it becomes the bearer of […]

Reviving and Exploring a Masterpiece

If you missed our Conservator’s Perspective talk last week with Head of Conservation Elizabeth “Lilli” Steele and Head of Paper Conservation at the Library and Archives of Canada Anne Maheux, check out this 2008 Washingtonian article detailing Lilli’s experience delving into Degas’s masterpiece. For those who love the world of artists’ tools, artistic process, and […]