The Herakleidon Museum in Athens inaugurated a few days ago the marvelous exhibition The Complete Sculptures of Edgar Degas. Presenting all seventy-four bronze sculptures of Degas, including his most important one The Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, the exhibition will be on show until April 25th, 2010. All the bronze sculptures, on loan by M.T. Abraham Center for the Visual Arts, were cast from recently discovered plasters made from Degas' original waxes during his lifetime and with his consent. This is remarkable since all the other bronzes that people can see in museums around the world are actually cast from masters made after the artist's death. The museum has also published a special edition catalogue in three languages.
The Herakleidon Museum has been selected as the host of this exhibition, which will travel around the world with Athens being the first stop. This exhibition will attract world interest because it is the first time that sculptures of Degas, the French artist who is considered as a founder of Impressionism, will be exhibited in Greece. All seventy-four of these remarkable bronzes are presented together for the first time.
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