Degas is remembered as a painter, print-maker and photographer but his work as a sculptor remains little known and frequently misunderstood. Dr. Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper, Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, will explain how and why Degas made his sculpture in clay, wax and plastilene, and investigate whether Degas would have approved of his heirs having these translated into limited edition bronzes after his death.
This talk is part of the Spring programme of hour-long talks and recitals at St. Augustine's Church and Community Centre. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by the speaker. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The full programme of events can be downloaded here.