Sunday, October 24, 2010

Degas Statues

On our weekend cultural tour in central Sofia, we also visited the National Art Gallery, located in the former royal palace of Bulgaria and home to a huge collection of Bulgarian art.

The reason for our visit was an exhibition of Degas statues. However, only one of the statues was actually done by Degas himself. The others were sculpted by his students after the artist's death, however they were cast in the molds he had created.

Even so, the collection of ballerinas and wild horses, all in black and vivid motion, was quite interesting.

Note the photographer and his wife in the mirror!

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