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Audience at a Parisian Theatre I

A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.

Date:

c. 1885

Artist:

Giovanni Boldini
Italian, 1842-1931

About this artwork

In 1871 Boldini moved to Paris and befriended Edgar Degas, who became a mentor to the artist. These two sketchbook pages reflect the novel viewpoints and bold compositional devices of Degas’s innovative theater scenes, such as Ballet at the Paris Opéra. Here the perspective in Degas’s work—from the audience, looking over the orchestra toward the stage—has shifted to the orchestra’s view of the audience.

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Artist

Giovanni Boldini

Title

Audience at a Parisian Theatre I

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1880–1890

Medium

Graphite on cream wove paper

Dimensions

89 × 151 mm

Credit Line

Helen Curtenius McDougal Fund, The Print and Drawing Fund

Reference Number

2010.343

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