Noon Talk: The Male Nude: Degas and the Academic Tradition

12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor

The importance of a knowledge of human anatomy and the ability to draw a nude figure--and how these skills were acquired by the young Impressionist artist Edgar Degas, will be discussed by Tim Kennedy, senior lecturer in the IU Fine Arts department.

Image: Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Standing Male Nude with Leg Raised, ca. 1855-57. Black chalk and graphite on paper. Evan F. Lilly Memorial, Gift of Thomas T. Solley, IU Art Museum 77.21.1A