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Degas Dancer: A Flipbook

Degas Dancer: A Flipbook

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Edgar Degas' first sculpture, Little Fourteen Year Old Dancer invited the viewer to wonder about the future of the confident young dancer. In this flipbook, she comes to life and dances her way onto the performing stage, as depicted in Degas' extraordinary pastel masterpiece, The Star.

  • Product Type: Flipbook
  • 39 pages
  • Shipping Dimensions: 2.0 × 4.0 × 0.375 inches  (5.1 × 10.2 × 1.0 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb (2.0 oz; 57 g)
  • SKU010006863 | 632251000371

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Edgar Degas

About the Artist

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917) was a French Impressionist artist famous for his pastel drawings and oil paintings. Degas also produced bronze sculptures, prints, and drawings. Degas is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. Although Degas is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist, and did not paint outdoors as many Impressionists did.

Degas was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his rendition of dancers and bathing female nudes. In addition to ballet dancers and bathing women, Degas painted racehorses and racing jockeys, as well as portraits. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and their portrayal of human isolation.

At the beginning of his career, Degas wanted to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic training and close study of classical Western art. In his early thirties he changed course, and by bringing the traditional methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life.

Edgar Degas in the Chrysler Museum

About the Publisher

Fliptomania

Fliptomania was founded by Mark Weissberg in 1997. His life-long fascination with filmmaking and the history of the moving image — from early devices with weird names like thaumatropes and phaenikistocopes, to the creative genius of inventors and artists like Eadweard Muybridge, Etienne Jules Marey, George Melies and Doc Edgerton — has inspired him and the Fliptomania staff to create flipbooks that reflect both traditional and cutting edge styles, and sometimes a combination of them.

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