Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

by Camille Laurens
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
  • ISBN-13: 9781590519585
  • Author(s): Camille Laurens
  • Translated by: Willard Wood
  • Subject: Biography: arts & entertainment
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Other Press
  • Publication Date: 22-11-2018
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£18.99
This absorbing, heartfelt work tells the story of the real dancer behind Degas's now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth-century bohemian life of Paris. Drawing on a wealth of historical material as well as her own love of ballet and personal experience of loss, Camille Laurens presents a compelling, compassionate portrait of Marie van Goethem. Laurens also looks further, at the world of the artists' models themselves, traditionally overlooked in the history of art.
About the book

This absorbing, heartfelt work tells the story of the real dancer behind Degas's now-iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth-century bohemian life of Paris. Drawing on a wealth of historical material as well as her own love of ballet and personal experience of loss, Camille Laurens presents a compelling, compassionate portrait of Marie van Goethem. Laurens also looks further, at the world of the artists' models themselves, traditionally overlooked in the history of art.