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Greg Jecmen reviewing what were seeing

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Degas pastel

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Degas Pastel

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Degas Charcoal Drawing

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Renoir study for the Country Dancers

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Degas Charcoal and Pastel Study of Jockeys

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Close-up of jockey 1

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Close-up of jockey 2

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Degas Charcoal and Pastel Horse and Jockey study

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Degas Charcoal Horse Study

Yesterday morning we had a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes at the  National Gallery of Art and visit with Gregory Jecman, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Drawings.  He pulled some drawings and pastels by Degas, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Morrisot that we were allowed to examine up close.  It was a rare experience.

We were amazed to see the detail of the work so close up.  The National Gallery offers many programs like this that a free for the asking as long as you make an appointment in advance.  For art lovers it is a must!  Here are the wonderful Degas’ and a Renoir that we saw yesterday.  There was so much to see that I will share the other things we saw in the next few days.

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