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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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    great 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

  • Essay on 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 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

  • The Dance Lesson By Edgar Degas

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    The subject of The Dance Lesson by Edgar Degas appears to be ballerinas or dancers standing around waiting or getting prepared, such as stretching and tying bows, for their dance class or lesson to start. The dancers are all sitting, standing down, and stretching instead of dancing, so it seems they are waiting for their instructor to start the dance class. This painting seems to have taken place in a ballerina or dance studio. It appears to be a wide room with wooden floors to dance on and in the

  • Qualities of a "Fine" Play

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    February 11, 2013 Dr. Zielinski Introduction to Theatre Ed and Edgar Dodging traffic, picking up the dry 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

  • 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

  • How Did Edgar Degas's Use Of Visual Impairments

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    works by 20th and 21st century artists, Edgar Degas and John Bramblitt, where a discussion of their lives, their techniques and of course their works comes into focus. One of the main comparisons between these two artists is how visual impairments in both their cases affected their works. Whilst Degas’s works became more hurried and quick although not losing his precision, Bramblitt’s work still remained patient and calculated. Dancers ca. 1900 by Degas is a study drawing of what was later to

  • Women On The Terrace Of A Cafe Evening Summary

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    Degas is an artist best known for his enchanting and delicate paintings of ballerinas. Undoubtedly, these works have a high degree of charming appeal, and rightfully deserve the praise they are given. However, the power of Degas as an artist extends far beyond the whimsical, enchanting tulle skirts and delicate foot positions. The paintings of Degas can be viewed as a window into Parisian life during a time of great change and social disruption. Degas’s art brings into question: What does it mean