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Art. Culture. Music.
Degas House on
Degas’ New Orleans
Experience the city through the eyes of the artist at
the house where he lived and worked.
for a wedding
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
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
n the fall of 1872, a depressed
Edgar Degas left his beloved
Montmartre, France, to visit
his mother’s family in New
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