"Miss La La's" Teeth: Reflections on Degas and "Race"

Brown, Marilyn R.
December 2007
Art Bulletin;Dec2007, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p738
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the painting "Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando" by Edgar Degas. It explains that it is one of very few pieces of art by Degas which features a black person, and describes the portrayal of the figure. The question of whether or not the painting is a portrait is explored and Degas's study sketches are included. The sexuality and racism present in the painting and other art by Degas are also analyzed.


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