Edgar Degas Essays

  • 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 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

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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 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-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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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    of 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

  • Mary Cassatt Research Paper

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    She once wrote this to a friend, “I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.” Mary’s admiration of Degas eventually formed a very strong friendship. She eventually began to work with the Impressionist painters. In one show, she exhibited 11 of her own paintings. She was also one of only two women to work with the Impressionists (Cassatt, pg. 1). Even

  • Claude Monet

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    of oil paints as well as the discovery of ways to produce a wider range of chemical pigments allowed artists to paint in a way unimaginable before this period in time (Stuckey 12). Monet and others, such as Pierre Auguste Renior, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley, took this style of art to a new level never seen before. Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France and moved to LeHavre with his family at age five (Skira

  • Analysis Of Female Art: The Artist's Mother, By Mary Cassatt

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    beginning. After pursuing an education in art she also taught herself a lot because school was not as good for women as they were for men. While in Paris in the 1870’s was when she became more noticed as an artist and started her Impressionism career. Edgar Degas spotted her talent and offered her to show at a private

  • Edgar Degas L Absinthe Essay

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    feelings through their mediums, and may possibly be even more rare and coveted when they can provoke emotions from their pieces. Though unintentional, Edgar Degas painted a scene that would be considered controversial and even disgusting for years to come and would inspire debate against the infamous green drink, absinthe. L'Absinthe by Edgar Degas is a historically referenced piece that highlights the split opinions of modern art and unintentionally shows the emotional effects that come from the