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  • 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

  • Edgar Degas

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    Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born on July 19, 1834, at 8 rue Saint-George's in Paris. His father, Auguste, a banker, was French, and his mother, Célestine, an American from New Orleans. The family name "Degas" had been changed to "De Gas" by some family members in Naples and France in order to sound more aristocratic; the preposition indicated a name derived from land holdings. Degas went back to using the original spelling sometime after 1870, and that is how we spell his name today.He was destined

  • An Essay On Edgar Degas

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    Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas was born. Throughout his lifetime, the French artist created hundreds of artwork that would that would pave the way for artist to come. Known as “the painter of dancers”, Edgar Degas would capture the ballet world of the 19th century. The oldest of five, Degas came from a prominent family. At his birth, his father, Auguste Degas, worked as a banker in Paris. His mother, Celestine Degas, was born in Louisiana, but had spent most of her life in Europe. Degas was educated by

  • 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

  • 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-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

  • Edgar Degas Art Analysis

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    out 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

  • Edgar Degas, man the myth the artist

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    It is in his concepts of man versus himself, his studying of light, capturing a moment and use of large shapes to flatten space that makes Edgar Degas an impressionist. In comparison to his peers, Degas has a tight style of painting and defined, characterized, figures; yet, it is not style that defines impressionism: “Unlike realism, impressionism rarely responded to politics… impressionist painters preferred genre subjects, especially scenes of leisure activities, entertainment and landscape, and

  • A Revered Artist, Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas

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    Edgar-Germain-Hilaire Degas, a revered artist of time, created many pieces of art in his lifetime. His life journey began when he was born on July 19, 1834, in Paris France. He was born to Célestine Musson de Gas and Auguste de Gas. His father was a banker by trade, very supporting in his quest to become an artist, and his mother came from a fairly wealthy French family. He was the eldest of five children, his siblings being Achille, Thérese, Marguerite, and René. He began schooling at the age

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

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    Mary Stevenson Cassatt's Miss Mary Ellison (1880) and Edgar-Hilaire-Germain Degas's Mademoiselle Malo (1877) are two paintings that, when compared and contrasted, 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