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Biographic Degas

Biographic Degas

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Many people know that Edgar Degas (1834–1917) was a French artist and leading light of Impressionism, whose paintings brilliantly capture the movement of ballet dancers. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that by his mid-twenties he had made over 700 copies of other artists’ works; that he produced 1,500 studies of ballet dancers; and that, although Degas exhibited only one sculpture in his lifetime, 150 wax figures were found in his studio after his death. This book presents an instant impression of his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.

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Product Details

  • Biography
  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • Height: 8.3 inches (21.1 cm)
  • Width: 5.8 inches (14.7 cm)
  • 0.8 lb (12.8 oz; 363 g)
  • ISBN: 9781781453032
  • SKU010003896

About the Artist, Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834—1917) was a French painter, sculptor, and printmaker who was prominent in the Impressionist group and widely celebrated for his images of Parisian life. Degas’s principal subject was the human—especially the female—figure, which he explored in works ranging from the somber portraits of his early years to the studies of laundresses, cabaret singers, milliners, and prostitutes of his Impressionist period. Ballet dancers and women at their toilette would preoccupy him throughout his career.

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