The Documentary - Included in Tour
This is the definitive turning point of Degas' life, markedly changing his art and his intimate relations. From this time of turmoil and intrigue springs the Impressionist Movement. Degas, an unquestioned Founder, pioneers an artistic freedom that changes Art and the World forever.
- Filmed on Location at Degas House, 2306 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, by WYES Television, Public Broadcasting
- Produced by the Edgar Degas Foundation
- Funding Provided in Part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
- Producer, Stephen Tyler
- Director & Editor, David M. Jones
- Executive Producer, David Villarrubia
- Length, 29.20 Minutes
- Format, VHS
- Houston WorldFest Film Festival, SILVER AWARD, 2000
- WorldFest Flagstaff Film Festival, GOLD AWARD, 1999
- American Library Association, "Booklist" 1999 Editor's Choice
- The Degas Experience in conjunction with Degas and New Orleans, A French Impressionist in America, New Orleans Museum of Art
- Degas and New Orleans, Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Introductory Documentary
- Video Librarian, January – February 2000, 3½ of 4 stars "This beautiful program provides insight into the artist, his work, and the little known sojourn that resulted in the flowering of the Impressionist movement. Highly recommended.
- "TV Focus, April 25 – May 1, 1999, 3 ½ of 4 stars "The television prerequisite, Degas in New Orleans: A Creole Sojourn, will not only prep you for your museum visit, but should also wet local appetites with its tantalizing sampling of the visual riches soon to come."
Narrators and Presenters of "Degas in New Orleans, a Creole Sojourn":
• John Bullard, Former Director, New Orleans Museum of Art, (NOMA) now Emeritus
• Gail Feigenbaum, Director of European Art, New Orleans Museum of Art
• Sally Reeves, former Custodian of National Archives, Author/Historian
• Mary Louise Christovich, Independent Writing and Editing Professional, Director of the Historic New Orleans Collection (HNOC)
• George Schmidt, New Orleans Artist, musician, personality
• Dora Miller, Great Grand-Niece of Edgar Degas
• James B. Byrnes, Art Historian, Director Emeritus, New Orleans Museum of Art
• Marilyn Brown, Author, "Degas and the Business of Art", former Director of the Tulane Art Department
All proceeds from the sale of the Documentary benefit The Edgar Degas Foundation
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Nothing but a really long stay can reveal the customs of a people, that is to say their charm.
- Edgar Degas, New Orleans, November 27, 1872