Degas Essays

  • Edgar Degas

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    Edgar Degas was born on the 19th of July, 1834, in Paris, France. His full name was Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. A member of an upper-class family, Degas was originally intended to practice law, which he studied for a time after finishing secondary school. In 1855, however, he enrolled at the famous School of Fine Arts, in Paris, where he studied under Louis Lamothe, a pupil of the classical painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. In order to complement his art studies, Degas traveled extensively

  • Edgar Degas

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    Edgar Degas Edgar Degas was a French artist, some people would refer to him as the expert of drawing the human figure in motion. He was known as an Impressionists, and was different from all the other artist of his type. Edgar Degas was a person who, at certain times, brashly defied propriety and common social practice. Although he could be the nicest person, at times he would go into rages during social gatherings, becoming hostile with the people who disagreed with his ways and opinions. Edgar

  • Photographic Influence on Degas Work

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    Photographic Influence on Degas Work What, if any impact did photography play in the role of arts ‘evolution’, in particular, what impact did photography have in the works of the impressionist painters. Two obviously conflicting opinions arise through texts by ‘Aaron Scharf’ and ‘Kirk Vanerdoe’. Scharf argues that the impact of ‘snapshot photography’ and the invention and wide distribution of portable camera’s had a significant influence on the works of the painter ‘Degas’. Vanerdoe takes the opportunity

  • Monet Vs. Degas: Impressionist Aesthetics

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    “Impressionist” originates also gives rise to the title “Master Impressionist”. Edgar Degas started his career as an artist with nothing in common with Monet but the era in which they lived. From themes to brushstrokes and choices of colours, Monet and Degas started their relationship as Impressionist artists on opposite ends of the earth. However, towards the climax of their lives as artists, Monet aided Degas in adopting Impressionist Aesthetic qualities. Monet chose to depict exquisite landscapes

  • Edgar Degas Art

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    Edgar Germaine Hilaire Degas Upon viewing the works of famous French artist Edgar Germaine Hilaire Degas, I noticed a similar theme. No matter the scene conveyed, his works appear mysterious and ominous. Why are his works depicted in this way? Why are the women in his works not portrayed in such a fashion as other artists of the time? Degas admired Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, even though their works contrasted immensely. This is due to the obscurity inside of Degas’ mind. It was said that you

  • Edgar Degas-en Francais

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    Edgar Degas Edgar Degas était un peintre impressionniste très important. Il s’est spécialisé en verticales des personnes, principalement danseurs de ballet. Degas n’etait pas simplement un impressionniste, parce qu’il est allé au delà de celui et est devenu un modèle pour l’avant-garde, aussi bien que pour Toulouse-Lautrec son palpeur, et Gaugin son admirateur. Les événements de la vie de Degas ne sont pas d’intérêt excessif ou romantique. Le 19 Juillet 1834 il était Hilaire Germaine nommé né Edgar

  • The Rehearsal On Stage by Edgar Degas

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    happening in front of them. One famous artist of this time period was Edgar Degas . Degas’ The Rehearsal On Stage, created in1874, reflects the characteristics of the impressionism period style of art as well as Degas’ own personal artistic style. By combining these two influences, Degas was able to produce a painting, which could be used to evoke a feeling of physical, sexual, and moral tension while also depicting modern-day life. Degas’ particular work, The Rehearsal Onstage, was created using pastels

  • Edgar Degas Art Analysis

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    was by Edgar Degas Interior. It was created between 1868–1869 and can be found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I picked this artwork because when I took Intro to Art in my freshmen year this artwork appealed to me because of its mysteriousness and agitation. When I looked at other works of arts by Degas I found this one very striking. There are no clear clues or answers to the questions that are raised when one looks at this work by Degas which makes it very unique. “Edgar Degas seems never to

  • Edgar Degas and his influence on the art of Mary Cassatt

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    shows numbers of influences that Degas had on Mary Cassatt's art. Both of these paintings are portraits done in tbe standard ¾ point of view. Even at a mere glance, it is easy to see the striking similarities between the two portraits. It is not too farfetched to assume that Degas had a lot of influence on Mary Cassatt's work because it is known that he was one of her biggest inspirations (Wallis, 14). Furthermore, even within the Impressionist group the bond that Degas and Cassatt shared was an important

  • Neve Cambell

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    and very low. After this she turned towards the theatre for a career, since she wanted to be a performer. 	Another contribution to her career was when Neve was involved in the theatre. After her quitting dancing, she had turned out to be the Degas girl in "The Phantom of the Opera". She preformed at the Pantages theatre in Toronto. Neve had preformed in over 800 shows when she was done in "The Phantom of the Opera" Neve says she likes the theatre because she gets an automatic

  • edgar degas

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    Edgar Degas’, The Ballerina (oil on canvas) was produced in 1876 is now in the San Diego Museum of Art here in Balboa Park. This painting depicts Degas’ famous motif of ballerinas caught in moment as they practice their moves. There stands a lone ballerina in the center stage of the painting, completely dominating the canvas. Degas uses dull colors, mostly brown beige and melancholy blue for her tutu, instead of the light pink he uses in his other portraits of the ballerinas. Her body is very much

  • The Paintings of Edgar Degas

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    capitalist culture was introduced to French society. Edgar Degas, a French Impressionist painter, Edgar Degas’ paintings on the bourgeois family life puts an emphasis on the “apartness and disjunction” of the family structure during 19th and 20th century.1 Interior with Two People represents Degas’ interest in the fragmentation and contradictions that riddle the common idea of the bourgeois family in the nineteenth century.2 The man and woman in Degas’ Interior with Two People seem to belong to the upper

  • Edgar Degas The Ballet Class

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    Edgar Degas’ The Ballet Class Edgar Degas was a wealthy impressionist painter who lived in Paris, France from 1831 to 1917. Degas studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and sometimes visited the Louvre museum often to look at the artworks of professionals. Before he died, he had a total of 1165 works, more than half of which depicted dancers. According to The Met Museum, “Degas helped to organize the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 and participated in six of their eight exhibitions, but remained

  • Edward Degas Research Paper

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    Edward Degas, often referred to as an Impressionist, a title he so commonly resented, was wholly influenced by Japanese prints, which comprises of fresh moves towards art. Japanese prints are linear, with bold designs, and comprised of a certain flatness which set them apart from Western art, with its fundamentally different view of the world. Degas’ educational training and personal decisions gravitated him towards Realism, which made him stand out from other artists. Degas preferred to be

  • Analysis Of Doeschate-Chu's Interpretation Of The Dancer

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    Edgar Degas was known, in his time and in ours, as the painter of dancers. What his choice of subject matter says about the artist, or reveals about the political and social climate of the time, is open to interpretation. Eunice Lipton’s piece, At the Ballet: The Disintegration of Glamour, from her book: Looking into Degas; Uneasy Images of Women and Modern Life, focuses on the highly controversial side of ballet, in relation to the way in which Degas chose to depict the dancers. Petra ten Doeschate-Chu’s

  • Dior Advertisement Illustrates Timeless Elegance and Sophistication

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    Carrying with it one of the most iconic reputations and rich history’s, it has become a leaders in the fragrance industry. With the innovative 1947 Miss Dior Cherie being launched post war in hand with Christian Dior’s New Look, together they answered the demands of every woman’s desire for renewal. Dior (1947) himself said ” I have created this perfume to dress each woman in the scent of desire, and to see each of my dresses emerging from its bottle”. This 2014 advertisement is Dior’s most recent

  • Essay On The Life And Legacy Of Mary Cassatt

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    Other members of the French Impressionist Group include, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne and Degas. Cassatt was known as “the painter and poet of the nursery” (Advameg 6). Cassatt painted members of her family and frequently painted her sister Lydia, who resided in Paris, with Cassatt until she passed away after battling an illness for a large amount

  • Little Dancer Aged 14 Analysis

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    “Little Dancer, Aged 14” In 1881, Edgar Degas caused a scandal by unveiling Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Petite danseuse de quatorze ans), his wax sculpture of a young ballet "rat”. Today, Degas' creation is considered a masterwork of Impressionist sculpture, a piece worthy of detailed study in an international exhibition. It wasn't just the subject matter of Little Dancer that repulsed critics in 1881 at an exhibition in which impressionist presented their work. The little dancer, Marie van Goethem

  • peale anc cassat

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    have guessed by the title of this piece, Madam Gaillard and Her Daughter Marie-Thérèse is a double portrait of the mother and daughter of the Gaillard family. Cassat became close friends with the Gaillard family through her friend, the patron, Edgar Degas. Dr. Theodore Gaillard ("Madame Gaillard and Her Daughter Marie-Thérèse). These works are very similar in their heavy use of contrast. Such as the way that in Madam Gaillard and Her Daughter Marie-Thérès the mother and daughter are very physically

  • Edgar Degas Blue Dancers Analysis

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    the Impressionist style. Artists started to use brighter colors, more casual poses, less harsh brushstrokes, and more graceful styles, as shown in Blue Dancers c. 1899 by Edgar Degas. Utilizing vibrant colors like blues, greens, and pinks, an unusual vantage point, and the depth created from the layering of pastels, Degas illustrates a stunning picture of graceful dancers getting ready for their ballet performance. This two-foot-by-two-foot artwork, made from pastels, gouache, and watercolors utilizes