The great painter gets the Xe Sands treatment in this week’s installment of “Going Public.”
For the past week I’ve been completely consumed with my current narration project, The Art Forger, by Barbara Shapiro, a wonderful book that I am beyond thrilled to be voicing. Despite being a “method narrator,” it’s actually quite rare for a project to get so under my skin that I begin seeing things in a different manner, start doing research born purely from a hunger to know more about something in the book. But this one did. I found myself spending hours online pouring through Degas’ paintings, looking at photos of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and dare I admit it? Yes, actually enjoying some time in a museum.
No, the world did not end while you were grabbing some coffee…I just got smacked with a literary glove of culture…So when it came to this week’s piece, I wanted to do something inspired by this journey…but the poetry I found was not public domain. Nor were there any easily accessible, complete letters from Degas. Hrumph, said I. However, there are numerous quote from him, so I have pieced together a snippet of musings, taking a wee bit of liberty I supposed…
—originally posted at Going Public