Exhibit reveals how Rembrandt led Degas into Impressionism
Thursday, November 24, 2011
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What could Rembrandt van Rijn and Edgar Degas have in common? They painted 200 years apart. And their artworks — Rembrandt’s are considered masterpieces of the Golden Age of Dutch art and Degas’ a foundation of French Impressionism — stand stylistically apart. But Sarah Lees, associate curator of European art at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, contends that Rembrandt was a major influence on the artistic freeing of Degas,...