Degas and the Dance

Seeks to illuminate the themes present in the artist's works, presenting new material about his highly informed relationship with the ballet of the nineteenth century.

Author: Jill Devonyar

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055828936

Category: Art

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Seeks to illuminate the themes present in the artist's works, presenting new material about his highly informed relationship with the ballet of the nineteenth century.
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Degas and the Little Dancer

Complete with reproductions of Degas' work, this is another inspirational story from Laurence Anholt's bestselling series, celebrating some of the world's greatest artists and the real children who knew them.

Author: Laurence Anholt

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 184780814X

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Marie dreams of becoming the most famous ballerina in the world. When she joins the ballet school in Paris, she notices a fierce man sitting at the side, sketching the dancers. The man is the painter, Edgar Degas, and his clay model of Marie does indeed make her the most famous dancer of all.
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Edgar Degas

This is why Degas moved from the theatre on to the rehearsal halls, where the dancers practised and took their lessons. This was how Degas arrived at the second sphere of that immediate, everyday life that was to interest him.

Author: Nathalia Brodskaya

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781780427454

Category: Art

Page: 200

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Degas was closest to Renoir in the impressionist’s circle, for both favoured the animated Parisian life of their day as a motif in their paintings. Degas did not attend Gleyre’s studio; most likely he first met the future impressionists at the Café Guerbois. He started his apprenticeship in 1853 at the studio of Louis-Ernest Barrias and, beginning in 1854, studied under Louis Lamothe, who revered Ingres above all others, and transmitted his adoration for this master to Edgar Degas. Starting in 1854 Degas travelled frequently to Italy: first to Naples, where he made the acquaintance of his numerous cousins, and then to Rome and Florence, where he copied tirelessly from the Old Masters. His drawings and sketches already revealed very clear preferences: Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Mantegna, but also Benozzo Gozzoli, Ghirlandaio, Titian, Fra Angelico, Uccello, and Botticelli. During the 1860s and 1870s he became a painter of racecourses, horses and jockeys. His fabulous painter’s memory retained the particularities of movement of horses wherever he saw them. After his first rather complex compositions depicting racecourses, Degas learned the art of translating the nobility and elegance of horses, their nervous movements, and the formal beauty of their musculature. Around the middle of the 1860s Degas made yet another discovery. In 1866 he painted his first composition with ballet as a subject, Mademoiselle Fiocre dans le ballet de la Source (Mademoiselle Fiocre in the Ballet ‘The Spring’) (New York, Brooklyn Museum). Degas had always been a devotee of the theatre, but from now on it would become more and more the focus of his art. Degas’ first painting devoted solely to the ballet was Le Foyer de la danse à l’Opéra de la rue Le Peletier (The Dancing Anteroom at the Opera on Rue Le Peletier) (Paris, Musée d’Orsay). In a carefully constructed composition, with groups of figures balancing one another to the left and the right, each ballet dancer is involved in her own activity, each one is moving in a separate manner from the others. Extended observation and an immense number of sketches were essential to executing such a task. This is why Degas moved from the theatre on to the rehearsal halls, where the dancers practised and took their lessons. This was how Degas arrived at the second sphere of that immediate, everyday life that was to interest him. The ballet would remain his passion until the end of his days.
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Degas Drawings

Carefully reproduced from a rare 1923 limited edition, most of these magnificent drawings are unavailable elsewhere in published form. Dancers, nudes, portraits, travel scenes, and more. 100 drawings, including 8 in full color.

Author: H. G. E. Degas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486139364

Category: Art

Page: 104

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Carefully reproduced from a rare 1923 limited edition, most of these magnificent drawings are unavailable elsewhere in published form. Dancers, nudes, portraits, travel scenes, and more. 100 drawings, including 8 in full color.
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Degas and The Little Dancer

This beautiful book is the first full-length study of the subject and offers entirely new perspectives on a work that is widely regarded as a key precursor of twentieth-century sculpture.

Author: Richard Kendall

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0300074972

Category: Art

Page: 192

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This beautiful book is the first full-length study of the subject and offers entirely new perspectives on a work that is widely regarded as a key precursor of twentieth-century sculpture. In three chapters, Richard Kendall analyzes the origins of this distinctive figure in Degas's ballet imagery; explores the condition of French sculpture in the 1870s and the significance of Degas's choice of materials, procedures, and exhibition strategy; and describes the critical responses to the first public display of the statuette, particularly those comparing it with dolls and the art of ancient Egypt. Douglas W. Druick then explores the fascinating association between the sculpture and views of criminality current in the artist's day, and for the first time in the history of the work, Arthur Beale examines the technical character of its variant forms using laboratory analysis and X-ray photography. The book presents sixty-five color plates of major works by Degas that encompass the genesis and legacy of the Little Dancer, as well as a wealth of comparative plates and preparatory drawings, some never before published.
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Degas

The Art Institute of Chicago enjoys an almost unparalleled collection of works by Degas.

Author: Jean Sutherland

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056438024

Category: Art

Page: 112

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The Art Institute of Chicago enjoys an almost unparalleled collection of works by Degas. Here, a selection of highlights enables renowned art historian Jean Sutherland Boggs to survey his career and trace his lifelong exploration of motifs and ideas. Painter and draftsman, graphic artist and sculptor, creator of some of the finest pastels of his time, there is no area of the fine arts that he did not master. 60 illustrations, 40 in full color.
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Edgar Degas Paintings in Close Up

The subjects range fromthe whimsicalto the thoughtful, with quick portraits of
dinner guests, sketches of dancers, andscenes from a Turkish bath in the later
notebook. Degas' muchheralded explorations of dancers—in rehearsal, on stage,
and ...

Author: Annabelle Thornhill

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 9782765907565

Category: Art

Page: 125

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Edgar Degas seems never to have reconciled himself to the label of "Impressionist," preferring to call himself a "Realist" or "Independent." Nevertheless, he was one of the group’s founders, an organizer of its exhibitions, and one of its most important core members. Like the Impressionists, he sought to capture fleeting moments in the flow of modern life, yet he showed little interest in painting plain air landscapes, favoring scenes in theaters and cafes illuminated by artificial light, which he used to clarify the contours of his figures, adhering to his Academic training. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He also was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterful in depicting movement, as can be seen in his interpretations of dancers and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.
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Art Masterpiece Frieze of Dancers by Edgar Degas

Listed below is a glossary of art terms that you may want your students to know.
Use the terms for any of the following activities: ✦ Assign the words as a
vocabulary and/or spelling list. ✦ Encourage students to employ the words in
their daily ...

Author: Jennifer Thomas

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781480771758

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Awaken in students an interest in well-known artists throughout time. By studying famous paintings by well-known artists, students can learn techniques and styles and how they can be used effectively in the students' own works of art.
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Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas' images of ballet dancers and women lost in thought and free from conscious restraint are brought to life in this text, which rejects some classical interpretations and illustrates the novelty of Degas' style.

Author: Lillian Schacherl

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042463748

Category: Dancers in art

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Edgar Degas' images of ballet dancers and women lost in thought and free from conscious restraint are brought to life in this text, which rejects some classical interpretations and illustrates the novelty of Degas' style.

Degas Drawings of Dancers

Forty-one full-page, six half-page drawings depict dancers on stage, in the classroom, and at rehearsals. Charming, spirited views of dancers pirouetting, executing grand battements and ports de bras, practicing at the barre, and more.

Author: Edgar Degas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486141664

Category: Art

Page: 48

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Forty-one full-page, six half-page drawings depict dancers on stage, in the classroom, and at rehearsals. Charming, spirited views of dancers pirouetting, executing grand battements and ports de bras, practicing at the barre, and more.
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Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas: Paintings That Dance (Smart about the Arts). New York, NY:
Grosset & Dunlap, 2001. Mis, Melody S. Edgar Degas (Meet the Artist). New York:
PowerKids Press, 2007. Venezia, Mike. Edgar Degas (Getting to Know the
World's ...

Author: Alix Wood

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477754108

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Edgar Degas was a French artist who rose to fame in the late 1800s. His paintings and sculptures of both horses and dancers are still known throughout the world today. Readers explore Degas’s life by taking an in-depth look at some of his most famous works of art. Facts about this artist and the techniques he employed are presented alongside historical images as well as images of Degas’s masterpieces. Sidebars provide additional information about the life and work of one of the founders of Impressionism.

Degas Landscapes

This lavishly illustrated book is the first to deal with Degas' landscapes, relating them to his other work and to his evolving views of art.

Author: Richard Kendall

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300058376

Category: Art

Page: 312

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This lavishly illustrated book is the first to deal with Degas' landscapes, relating them to his other work and to his evolving views of art. Features many previously unpublished works. Accompanies an exhibition of Degas' landscapes, opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in January 1994. 120 colorplates. 100 illus.
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Degas and the Dance

Explores the life and work of the nineteenth-century French artist who devoted most of his artwork to the subject of ballet.

Author: Susan Goldman Rubin

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056266102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Explores the life and work of the nineteenth-century French artist who devoted most of his artwork to the subject of ballet.

Degas Pastels

This book includes seventy reproductions of pastels from various collections worldwide as well as essay with historical context, and the working methods and materials that Degas employed, focusing on innovative techniques that incorporated ...

Author: Edgar Degas

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: UOM:39015029213397

Category: Art

Page: 191

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This book includes seventy reproductions of pastels from various collections worldwide as well as essay with historical context, and the working methods and materials that Degas employed, focusing on innovative techniques that incorporated the use of fixative and of the pastel medium wet.
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Little Ballerina

When a ballet student named Laura is late to the opera house she quickly changes into her tutu, but soon she finds that her surroundings have changed and she has become a little nineteenth-century dancer named Rosita.

Author: Hélène Kérillis

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 3791370812

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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When a ballet student named Laura is late to the opera house she quickly changes into her tutu, but soon she finds that her surroundings have changed and she has become a little nineteenth-century dancer named Rosita.

Degas Dancers

Shows and discusses selected Degas drawings, pastels, prints, paintings, and sculptures of ballet dancers During more than forty years of his working life, Edgar Degas made hundreds of drawings, pastels, prints, paintings, and sculptures of ...

Author: Richard Kendall

Publisher: Vendome Press

ISBN: UOM:39015040705454

Category: Art

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Shows and discusses selected Degas drawings, pastels, prints, paintings, and sculptures of ballet dancers
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Edgar Degas

This is the first publication to present a comprehensive view of the technical diversity and wide range of themes in Degas' oeuvre."--Publisher's website.

Author: Martin Schwander

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 3775734430

Category: Art

Page: 267

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"In light of the popular, "beautiful" paintings of his Impressionist phase, it is easy to lose sight of the complexity of the oeuvre of Edgar Degas (1834-1917). All his life, the artist experimented with printing techniques and drawing as well as photography and sculpture. In his late work (1890-1910/12), the delicate, detailed painting of his mature period yields to a unique pleasure in technical experimentation and an obsessive creativity, which increasingly liberated the means of depiction from its reproductive function. As if in a dreamlike state, the present and past, things seen and remembered, are united, resulting in nude studies, ballet scenes, landscapes, and portraits. This is the first publication to present a comprehensive view of the technical diversity and wide range of themes in Degas' oeuvre."--Publisher's website.
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The Ballet Dancers of Edgar Degas

Offers a feminist perspective on Degas' use of the dancer motif in his paintings and sculpture that argues against misogyny as motive.

Author: Isabel Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:950858425

Category: Dancers in art

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Offers a feminist perspective on Degas' use of the dancer motif in his paintings and sculpture that argues against misogyny as motive.

Edgar Degas

As this beautifully illustrated book reveals, however, he also maintained a lifelong interest in landscape subjects that until now has gone largely unrecognized.

Author: Ann Dumas

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015066780605

Category: Art

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The great French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is best known for his images of Parisian life-for his superb renditions of cafe society, the ballet, and horse racing-and for his intimate interior scenes of bathing women. As this beautifully illustrated book reveals, however, he also maintained a lifelong interest in landscape subjects that until now has gone largely unrecognized. Despite taunting his friend Henri Rouart for "painting on the edge of a cliff," commenting "painting is not a sport," his love of this genre inspired him to create many paintings, pastels, and prints; it was, after all, the theme that the fifty-eight-year-old artist chose for his only solo show in France.
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Degas Dancers Mini Journal

Just right for your evening bag for a night at the ballet: a Degas Dancers mini journal from Galison.

Author: Edgar Degas

Publisher: Galison Books

ISBN: 0735333238

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Just right for your evening bag for a night at the ballet: a Degas Dancers mini journal from Galison. The cover shows a detail form Green Dancer, a pastel and gouache on paper work by Edgar Degas, c. 1880, that is now in the Museum Thyssen-Boremisza, Madrid.
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