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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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edgar degas
Edgar Degas
  • Art Smart - 3rd Grade

Figures in Motion

degas s life
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
degas s style
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
impressionism
Impressionism
  • The idea, or impression, of a subject
    • Captured like a photograph
    • Not always realistic
    • May not be centered
the dance class 1874
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
art project
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.)