Degas. EDGAR DEGAS. By: Sami Ginzberg. Historical Background. Edgar Degas was a French painter and sculptor Degas was born in Paris, in 1834, and died in Paris in 1917. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under the instruction of famous French classicist, J. A. D. Ingres. Commentary.
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EDGAR DEGAS By: Sami Ginzberg
Historical Background • Edgar Degas was a French painter and sculptor • Degas was born in Paris, in 1834, and died in Paris in 1917. • He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under the instruction of famous French classicist, J. A. D. Ingres.
Commentary • I like the yellows and browns of the background, and how they fade from light to dark • The ballerinas are stretching simplistically and gracefully at the bar. • I captured the essence of the painting by substituting with real models.
One particular subject was of women. Degas studied dancers, milliners, and laundresses, attempting to catch his subjects in poses as natural and spontaneous as those recorded in action photographs. Background (continued) • Degas was attracted to theatrical subjects; such as racecourses, theaters, cafés, music halls, or boudoirs.
Degas’s painting uses a great blend of colors. • Simplicity of putting on ballet shoes. • I like how the leotard is spread out on the chair. • To create a paint-like photograph, I blurred my image.
Why Degas? • Degas is an unusually difficult artist to research, because his photographs are paintings, I loved the challenge of recreating his work. • It is evident that Degas and I share a similar love of the grace of ballerinas. • I like Degas for his unique work ; (faces, use of color, etc)
Here is one of Degas’ sketches • To mimic his image, I used the same body position but reversed the side of the leg. • Simplicity • Black and white
Similarities • Dancers performing across the floor exercises • Dancers are not doing the same step Differences • The type of dance • The condition of the wooden floor • Presence of mirrors/windows
I liked the poses of this picture • Most difficult picture to mimic • Zoomed image
I love the use of colors • Simplicity and balance • I attempted to substitute a real ballerina in plance of Degas’ painting
I changed the framing of the picture by focusing only on the line of dancers with the legs raised • Most dissimilar picture of the 10 • Degas’ is in color, whereas mine is black and white
To create the modern image, I used the same pose, same color of the background, and photoshop effects • I love the use of lines
This is by far my favorite Degas’ painting • I colored the beautiful colors of the background, floor, leotards, and even the dance shoes • The essence of the life of a ballerina
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