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  • Edgar Degas : The Mystery Of Degas

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    Edgar Degas once stated, “A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people” (Frank). Degas style of painting reflects this quotation from him. He keeps a yearning within the audience to understand the true meaning of his paintings. The mystery of his paintings is part of the reason that he is popular. This paper will discuss the painting The Interior, and why it fits the mystery of Degas. Hilaire-Germain-Edgar

  • Edgar Degas

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    In examining the work of the impressionist artist Edgar Degas, though he himself preferred to be considered a realist, the very mention of his name conjures images of ballerinas. From the most famous statue of Little Dancer Fourteen Years Old who stands prominently defined in our mind’s eyes or the swirling masses of color and form that showed visions of Parisian Operas in the 1800s like that seen in the painting Dancers in the Wings, Degas’ work is indelibly linked to the world of these petite dancers

  • Edgar Degas Research Paper

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    painter Edgar Degas. Edgar degas was born in July 19, 1834 in Paris to upper middle class family. Regardless of his father’s desire for him to go to law school, Degas wanted to focus on painting. In 1855 Edgar Degas got admission in the Ecole des Beaux – Arts, and studied drawing there (Edgar Degas biography). In the later 1860s he was allowed to exhibit his painting in the institution of salon In in Paris, but he was not selling his arts. In the beginning of his career degas was not depended

  • Differences Between Henri De Lautrec's Painting And Degas Painting

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    A painting can represent various objects and emotions within a square canvas, which each artist creates an artwork with different techniques. These make each painting has it own meaning. There are several differences between Lautrec’s painting and Degas’ painting, which are the artists themselves, the subject matter, the emotions depicted, and the technique of painting. The first difference between the paintings is the artists themselves. An artist is a person who produces an artwork. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  • Essay on 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

  • Edgar Degas helped to found and develop the Impressionist group of artist and their exhibitions.

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    Edgar Degas helped to found and develop the Impressionist group of artist and their exhibitions. Though he helped to develop the group of Impressionist, he did not consider himself one; he referred to himself as a Realist or an independent artist. Degas preferred to paint scenes that were indoors and lit by artificial light rather than outdoor naturally light scenes. He used many different medium when making his art such as oil paints, bronze sculptures, engravings, photos, and sketches with pencil

  • Degas Anti Impressionist

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    Degas, The Anti-Impressionist Impressionist I set foot in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena on October 25th, 2015. As I step through an entrance marked ‘European Art: 19th Century,” I’m instantly greeted by a plethora of bronze figures with a placard under each of them reading ‘Edgar Degas.” I moved on to peruse the art hanging from the walls when I noticed a correspondence between the bronzes and the paintings — both depicting unaware figures in the midst of ubiquitous activities. I then came

  • Essay on Art History

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    The exhibition Degas: Form, Movement and the Antique at the Tampa Museum of art consist of 47 pieces from the French impressionist’s Edgar Degas life. The exhibition focuses on Degas fascination with motion, and shape and his influences from Greek and Roman art. It consists of oil paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings, and bronze replicas of his works. Most of the pieces are inspired by horses, ballerinas and everyday women. He traditionally used line, color and texture in his paintings to convey

  • Qualities of a "Fine" Play

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    cleaning, and applying for jobs are the hallmarks of a monotonously scheduled life. Daydreaming provides an appropriate escape for the dullness of routines. In David Ives’ play “Degas, C’est Moi” found in his Carpe Diem themed collection of one-act plays Time Flies the protagonist Ed daydreams out loud by pretending to be Edgar Degas for a full day. From his spur of the moment decision in the morning to his epiphany at night Ed epitomizes the desires of the human spirit – including humanity’s desire for

  • The Art Gallery : Six Friends At Dieppe

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    In the Impressionist gallery in RISD museum, a biggest piece of work attracts people’s eyes. Six Friends at Dieppe, a drawing made by Edgar Degas in 1885, depicts a moment of six people on vacation on France’s Northern Coast. Degas used pastel on rough paper to created this portrait from a vertical view. Six men emerge from an orange background and five of them assemble on the right side. These people dressing in the suits typically in 1880s come from different ages. Apart from four middle-aged men