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Edgar Degas. Art Smart - 3rd Grade. Figures in Motion. Degas’s Life. Hilaire-Germaine-Edgar Degas (DAY-GAH) was born in 1834, in Paris, France and lived until 1917

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    1. Edgar Degas • Art Smart - 3rd Grade Figures in Motion

    2. Degas’s Life • Hilaire-Germaine-Edgar Degas (DAY-GAH) was born in 1834, in Paris, France and lived until 1917 • He studied art at the famous art school - École des Beaux-Arts, and often visited the Louvre museum to study and copy the art of the old masters

    3. Degas’s Style • Degas shared the Impressionists’ interest in the effects of light and movement, as well as in subjects drawn from daily life • He is most famous for his subjects of ballet dancers, horses, and women bathing • He mastered a variety of media, including oil, pastel, printmaking, sculpture, and photography

    4. Impressionism • The idea, or impression, of a subject • Captured like a photograph • Not always realistic • May not be centered

    5. The Dance Class 1874 • One of Degas's most famous paintings • 24 women (ballerinas and their mothers) wait while a dancer executes an "attitude" for her test • Jules Perrot, one of the best known ballet teachers in Europe, conducts the class • The painting was finished after two years of work

    6. Ballet School 1873

    7. Art Project • Small paper – Using pencil, draw your neighbor • Capture the impression of the body in motion • Etching paper – Using scratching tool, copy your drawing from paper • Remember: • The figure should take up most of the paper • The figure should be in motion (stretching, leaning, etc.)