Edgar Degas

Drawings and Pastels

Author: Christopher Lloyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293416


Page: 320

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Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was one of the outstanding draughtsmen of the 19th century: drawing was not only a central tenet of his art, but essential to his existence. Through an examination of the artist's drawings and pastels, Christopher Lloyd reveals the development of Degas's style as well the story of his life, including his complicated relationship with the Impressionists. Following a broadly chronological approach, the author discusses the various subject areas, not only the images of dancers (which form over half of Degas's total oeuvre) but also of nudes and milliners, and the less well-known racehorse and landscape drawings. He covers his whole career, from when Degas was copying the Old Masters to learn his craft to when he ceased work in 1912 because of failing eyesight, setting him within the artistic context of the period. Lloyd's extensive research, which includes consulting the artist's detailed notebooks, has resulted in a comprehensive exposition with, at its heart, some 250 pencil, black-chalk, pen-and-ink, and charcoal drawings and pastels of timeless appeal.

Edgar Degas

Pastelle, Ölskizzen, Zeichnungen

Author: Götz Adriani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832174200


Page: 407

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Author: Edgar Degas,Ronald Pickvance,Jaromír Pečírka

Publisher: N.A



Page: 29

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Degas Dancers

Author: Richard Kendall,Edgar Degas

Publisher: Vendome Press


Category: Art

Page: 79

View: 3169

Shows and discusses selected Degas drawings, pastels, prints, paintings, and sculptures of ballet dancers

Degas pastels

Author: Edgar Degas,Jean Sutherland Boggs,Anne F. Maheux

Publisher: George Braziller


Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 9032

Degas' Drawings

Author: Edgar Degas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486212335

Category: Art

Page: 92

View: 4414

One hundred works illustrate the French artist's techniques, concerns, and delicate style

Degas Drawings of Dancers

Author: Edgar Degas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141667

Category: Art

Page: 48

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Forty-one full-page, six half-page drawings depict dancers on stage, in the classroom, and at rehearsals. Charming, spirited views of dancers pirouetting, executing grand battements and ports de bras, practicing at the barre, and more.


Author: Nathalia Brodskaya

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780423276

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Der Impressionismus stand seit seiner Entstehung im Zentrum des Interesses eines breiten Publikums und impressionistische Werke verzaubern auch heute noch die Betrachter mit ihren erstaunlichen Farben und Formen. Dieses Buch bietet eine Auswahl der beeindruckendsten Werke von Künstlern wie Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir und Sisley. Das handliche Mega Square Format ist der großen Beliebtheit dieser Epoche angepasst und macht es zu einem perfekten Geschenk.

Edgar Degas


Author: Richard Thomson

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892362855

Category: Art

Page: 98

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Edgar Degas was one of the great pioneers of modern art, and the J. Paul Getty and Norton Simon museums are fortunate to own jointly one of his finest pastels, Waiting (L'Attente), which he made sometime between 1880 and 1882, about midway in his career. In this fascinating monograph, author Richard Thomson explores this brilliant work in detail, revealing both the intricacies of its composition and the source of the emotional pull it immediately exerts upon the viewer. For Waiting is, indeed, an extraordinary object both in its craftsmanship and color and, perhaps most especially, in its aura of ambiguity and even mystery.

Edgar Degas

1834-1917. Auf dem Parkett der Moderne

Author: Bernd Growe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822811337


Page: 96

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Degas [exposition]

Author: Edgar Degas,Jean Sutherland Boggs

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870995197

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 633

View: 5308

Katalog towarzyszący wystawom w: Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais w Paryżu, 9 luty - 16 maj 1988; National Galery of Canada w Ottawie, 16 czerwiec - 28 sierpień 1988; Metropolitan Museum of Art w Nowym Jorku, 27 wrzesień - 8 styczeń 1989.

Edgar Degas

Author: Nathalia Brodskaya,Edgar Degas

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 178042745X

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 4044

Degas was closest to Renoir in the impressionist’s circle, for both favoured the animated Parisian life of their day as a motif in their paintings. Degas did not attend Gleyre’s studio; most likely he first met the future impressionists at the Café Guerbois. He started his apprenticeship in 1853 at the studio of Louis-Ernest Barrias and, beginning in 1854, studied under Louis Lamothe, who revered Ingres above all others, and transmitted his adoration for this master to Edgar Degas. Starting in 1854 Degas travelled frequently to Italy: first to Naples, where he made the acquaintance of his numerous cousins, and then to Rome and Florence, where he copied tirelessly from the Old Masters. His drawings and sketches already revealed very clear preferences: Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Mantegna, but also Benozzo Gozzoli, Ghirlandaio, Titian, Fra Angelico, Uccello, and Botticelli. During the 1860s and 1870s he became a painter of racecourses, horses and jockeys. His fabulous painter’s memory retained the particularities of movement of horses wherever he saw them. After his first rather complex compositions depicting racecourses, Degas learned the art of translating the nobility and elegance of horses, their nervous movements, and the formal beauty of their musculature. Around the middle of the 1860s Degas made yet another discovery. In 1866 he painted his first composition with ballet as a subject, Mademoiselle Fiocre dans le ballet de la Source (Mademoiselle Fiocre in the Ballet ‘The Spring’) (New York, Brooklyn Museum). Degas had always been a devotee of the theatre, but from now on it would become more and more the focus of his art. Degas’ first painting devoted solely to the ballet was Le Foyer de la danse à l’Opéra de la rue Le Peletier (The Dancing Anteroom at the Opera on Rue Le Peletier) (Paris, Musée d’Orsay). In a carefully constructed composition, with groups of figures balancing one another to the left and the right, each ballet dancer is involved in her own activity, each one is moving in a separate manner from the others. Extended observation and an immense number of sketches were essential to executing such a task. This is why Degas moved from the theatre on to the rehearsal halls, where the dancers practised and took their lessons. This was how Degas arrived at the second sphere of that immediate, everyday life that was to interest him. The ballet would remain his passion until the end of his days.

Anthonis van Dyck

Author: Victoria Charles

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780422695

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Van Dyck war Schüler und Mitarbeiter von Rubens. Als er Italien bereiste, lebte er in den Palästen seiner Gönner und trat selbst so vornehm und elegant auf, dass man ihn den “Malerkavalier” nannte. Er wurde 1632 zum Hofmaler des englischen Königs Karl II. (1630 bis 1685) ernannt. Seine beiden letzten Lebensjahre verbrachte er mit seiner jungen Frau auf einer Reise durch Europa. Doch seine Gesundheit war von der vielen Arbeit geschädigt, und er kehrte nach London zurück, um dort zu sterben. Seine letzte Ruhestätte fand er in der St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sein eigentlicher Ruhm gründet in seinen Portraits. Bei diesem Genre fand er zu einem überaus eleganten und raffinierten Stil, der das luxuriöse höfische Leben haargenau erfasste und zu einem Vorbild für die Künstler des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts wurde. Van Dyck war bestrebt, die italienischen Einflüsse (Tizian, Veronese, Bellini) mit der flämischen Tradition zu verschmelzen. Dort, wo ihm das gelang, haben seine Gemälde eine wunderbare Anmut, vor allem seine Madonnen und Hl. Familien, seine Kreuzigungen und Kreuzesabnahmen und auch manche seiner mythologischen Darstellungen. Doch was die Portraitkunst anbelangt, konnte ihm niemand das Wasser reichen, außer vielleicht die großen englischen Portraitmaler des 18. Jahrhunderts, die ihn sich zum Vorbild nahmen.

Edgar Degas: Drawings in Close Up

Author: Annabelle Thornhill

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765907552

Category: Art

Page: 105

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Like the Impressionists, Degas sought to capture fleeting moments in the flow of modern life, yet he showed little interest in painting plain air landscapes, favoring scenes in theaters and cafes illuminated by artificial light, which he used to clarify the contours of his figures, adhering to his Academic training. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He also was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterful in depicting movement, as can be seen in his interpretations of dancers and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.

Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Degas (Illustrated)

Author: Edgar Degas,Peter Russell

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1786564955

Category: Art

Page: 1103

View: 6917

The prominent Impressionist artist Edgar Degas is widely celebrated for his images of Parisian life and sublime depictions of ballet dancers. He was a superb draftsman and masterly in his portrayal of movement, while his portraits are notable for their psychological complexity. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Degas’ complete works in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * The complete paintings and pastels of Edgar Degas — over 600 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order * Includes reproductions of rare works * Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information * Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Degas’ celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books * Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings and pastels * Easily locate the paintings you wish to view * Includes Degas’ drawings and sculptures - spend hours exploring the artist’s diverse works * Features two bonus biographies - discover Degas’ artistic and personal life * Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books CONTENTS: The Highlights SELF-PORTRAIT, 1855 PORTRAIT OF ACHILLE DE GAS THE BELLELLI FAMILY THE YOUNG SPARTANS SEMIRAMIS BUILDING BABYLON WOMAN LEANING ON AN ELBOW BESIDE A VASE OF FLOWERS THE GENTLEMEN’S RACE: BEFORE THE START THE INTERIOR; OR, THE RAPE THE ORCHESTRA OF THE OPERA A COTTON OFFICE IN NEW ORLEANS HORSES ON THE COURSE AT LONGCHAMP THE DANCING CLASS THE ABSINTHE DRINKER DANCER ON THE STAGE LA LA AT THE CIRQUE FERNANDO, PARIS WOMAN IRONING AFTER THE BATH, WOMAN DRYING HERSELF THE TUB COMBING THE HAIR DANCERS IN BLUE WOMAN DRYING HERSELF The Paintings and Pastels CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS AND PASTELS ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS AND PASTELS Other Artworks LIST OF ARTWORKS The Biographies DEGAS by James Huneker DEGAS AND HIS CIRCLE by Willard Huntington Wright Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to buy the whole Art series as a Super Set

The Private Collection of Edgar Degas

Author: Ann Dumas,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870997971

Category: Art

Page: 356

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In a series of essays, some previously published and some written for this book, major scholars discuss, from various perspectives, Degas's collection and its relation to his own art.

Practical Drawing with Pastels

The Comprehensive Guide to Materials and Techniques

Author: Gerald Woods

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781561385973

Category: Artists' materials

Page: 144

View: 5938

An art-school-in-a-book provides detailed sections on materials and techniques and then proceeds to a lessons portion that enables readers to undertake special projects using pastels under the guidance of three accomplished artists.