While New Yorkers are swooning over and raving about the de Kooning retrospective at MoMA, the good people of Boston have an art exhibition of their own to celebrate. The Museum of Fine Arts is now showing “Degas and the Nude”, and it looks fantastic. If de Kooning is considered a “must-see”, then the Degas show is “must-must- see”! That’s my personal opinion, of course. I am an artists’ model after all, so figurative nudes will always trump abstract expressionism. And Degas nudes? Oh yes! The Boston curators are a group after my own heart 🙂
So sometime between now and February 5th, I’ll be taking a train ride to Boston. I think my mom and I should make this a mother-daughter excursion. Degas is her absolute favorite, plus we have a dear family friend, Karla, who lives in Boston. Maybe around the holidays. I’d really like to see both Karla and Boston at Christmastime.
I don’t know if this pastel work is in the Boston show, but I hope so. From 1884, this is Degas’ Woman in the Tub: