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Edgar Degas . By: Reyna Villegas. Biography:. Hilaire - Germain -Edgar d e Gas Was born in Paris, France on July 19, 1834. He comes from a middle class with nobble pretensions. He went to Lycée Louis-le-Grand an all boys middle school.

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Edgar degas

Edgar Degas

By: Reyna Villegas


Biography
Biography:

  • Hilaire-Germain-Edgar de Gas

  • Was born in Paris, France on July 19, 1834.

  • He comes from a middle class with nobble pretensions.

  • He went to LycéeLouis-le-Grand an all boys middle school.

  • In 1855 he went to Ecole Des Beaux-Art, University of Paris.


Ecole des Beaux-Arts 1789

Lycee Louis-le-Grand

Edgar in Paris


Who was edgar degas
Who was Edgar Degas?

  • He was a French artist. Who was famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings.

  • He was regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term and regarded himself as a realist.

  • He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers.

  • The Impressionists painted the realities of the world around them using bright, "dazzling" colors, concentrating primarily on the effects of light, and hoping to infuse their scenes with immediacy.


Blue dancers

Chasse de danse

la petite danseuse de quatorze ans

sculpture

“The Bellelli Family,” 1858

Self- Portrait

Dancers at the Barre (study)

After the bath


People who influenced edgar
People who influenced Edgar?

  • He had a remarkable skill for drawing as a child and his father who was known as an art lover encouraged him.

  • He was also influenced by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, da Vinci and other artists of the Renaissance

  • His work influenced major modern artists like Picasso.


Edgar quotes
Edgar Quotes!!

  • Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

  • Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.

  • One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.

  • In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.

  • It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one’s memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.



Worksites
Worksites

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Degas

  • http://www.biography.com/people/edgar-degas-9269770

  • http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gs_rn=7&gs_ri=psy-ab&cp=8&gs_id=m&xhr=t&q=edgar+degas&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44442042,d.eWU&biw=1366&bih=531&wrapid=tljp1364573323271010&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=krxVUf-sKqa50AGglYAQ

  • Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/edgar_degas.html

  • http://totallyhistory.com/art-history/famous-artists/

  • http://www.degaslegacy.com/3degasparents.html



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