Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

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Rembrandt and Degas: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

But before he retreated into his private realm of race horses and ballet dancers, Degas was fully engaged with the contest of light and shadow in the spirit of Rembrandt. Degas was greatly affected by Rembrandt’s drawing skill, and the accomplished way that he reproduced his line art in etchings and dry point. The etchings of the Dutch master were an education in themselves.