we went to the saint louis art museum this past week.
this is one of my favorite pieces in the museum.
edgar degas - little dancer of fourteen years.
i just love everything about this piece...
the fabric skirt is amazing.
her features are so detailed...
i looked up this piece online and was shocked to read this,
"When the La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans was shown in Paris at the Sixth Impressionist Exhibition of 1881, it received mixed reviews. The majority of critics were shocked by the piece. They thought it was ugly, that it looked like a medical specimen, in part because Degas exhibited it inside a glass case. Some considered the head and face grotesque and primitive."
i don't see how anyone could feel that way about this work!
it made me think about creating - i worry WAY tooooo much about how others feel about what i've done. a negative comment can turn a real sense of satisfaction into dissatisfaction.
i wish i could talk with degas and find out how he felt about all this...
but he's not too handy today.
any thoughts on how you handle this?
hope you have a wonderful day :)