US Airways - April 2013 - (Page 96)

Celebrate New Orleans Art. Culture. Music. Degas House on Esplanade Avenue at dusk Degas’ New Orleans Experience the city through the eyes of the artist at the house where he lived and worked. The French Courtyard set for a wedding reception 96 APRIL 2013 usairwaysmag.com In spite of concerns over his impending blindness, his five-month sojourn in the Crescent City would mark a turning point in his life that would influence the history of the art world forever. Degas’ Time in New Orleans His mother, Celestine Musson, was born in New Orleans to a French Creole family. While visiting New Orleans, Degas lived and worked in his uncle’s stately Esplanade Avenue home, where he completed 18 paintings, four drawings, and wrote five letters. The subjects of the paintings were mostly his cousins, and these works reflect Creole life during Reconstruction. The letters give insight into the developing Degas — the transitioning individual and artist. Degas captured the unseen details of his uncle’s cotton business in Portraits in an Office, the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, which would become his most famous American work. But while painting Cotton Merchants, he wrote that his artistic style had evolved. “I’m preparing another, less complicated and more spontaneous, better art,” Degas declared. PHOTOS: TOP LEFT AND TOP RIGHT, BY NATALIE RODRIGUEZ; BRIDE BY GK PHOTOGRAPHY; ALL OTHERS COURTESY OF DEGAS HOUSE I n the fall of 1872, a depressed Edgar Degas left his beloved Montmartre, France, to visit his mother’s family in New Orleans. http://www.usairwaysmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - April 2013

US Airways - April 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Ballpark Food
Hub Crawl: San Francisco International Airport
Wine & Dine: 20 Wines Under $20
Wine & Dine: True Brew: Puerto Rico Coffee
Great Tastes: Luna Red
Great Escapes: Couples Resorts
Adventure: Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Great Escapes: Fairmont San Francisco Hotel
Adventure: High Springs, Florida
Gear Up: Golf
Special Section: Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Travel Feature: Grazing in Venice, Italy
US Airways Feature: 50+ Year Employees
No Strings Attached: Brad Paisley
The Rise of Hotel Restaurants
Phoenix Flair
Celebrate New Orleans: Art. Culture. Music.
Great Dates
Puzzles
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

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