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    The Impressionist Movement: Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt Throughout history, art has acted as a medium of expression for many of the political and social issues that surrounded the artists. Artworks inspired new art movements, and other times it was the political and social circumstances that brought on a new range of artists and styles. The 19th century moved through many art movements, but one that dominated most of the late 19th century was Impressionism. Impressionism was an art style that was a response to the brutal and chaotic transformation of French life that occurred during the late 19th century (Kleiner 654). Preceding the Romanticist art movement, Monet, Degas and several others became the founders of this movement, and they focused…

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    Edgar Degas Influences

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    Edgar Degas was a French artist whose works include paintings, sculptures, and drawings. He was born on July 19, 1834, in Paris, France. His parents, Célestine Musson and Auguste De Gas, had a total of five children and Edgar was the oldest. The family was affluent and Edgar was expected to attend Law School to become a lawyer, but instead wanted to become an artist. He graduated high school with a literature degree in 1853, but studied drawing at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, two years…

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    painter and sculptor Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, more commonly known as Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is considered to be one of the main founders of Impressionism and is widely known for his paintings of females and the overall life of Parisians. Degas is especially associated with the subject of dance, actually Degas has produced approximately 1,500 works on the subject (Schenkel 2004). The ballerinas Degas created remain as some of the most famous works of 19th-century art. Degas' talent in…

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    Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834, in Paris, France; and he grew to be an influential artist throughout the world. At a young age, he showed his talent and wanted to become an artist. Degas went to school at Lyee Louis-Le-Grand. He went to that school for a year and then he decided to take time off and travel while painting and studying in Italy. Edgar came from a musically talented family his mother was an opera singer and his father was a composer. This is how he got interested in the…

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    19th Century Analysis

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    the person. The works Woman Bathing (1890-1891) by Mary Cassatt| and Woman in a Shallow Tub (1885) by Edgar Degas| both show women…

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    Also this contemporary piece may have been influenced by the well-known artist Edgar Degas who in the past has painted various paintings inspired by the human form and ballerinas which was an integral part of his artworks. One of the main differences between Edgar Degas and Alexey Steele is the period in which they painted their artworks in as this has affected the outcome of the artwork including paints used, materials, method of painting and the meaning of the artworks. Some other artworks by…

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    She eventually grew frustrated with the Salon - it’s strict guidelines made her feel restricted with her work. Her style started to change, and was greatly influenced by the Impressionists. She no longer cared about what the popular style was, and was able to start experimenting. Edgar Degas was one of her greatest influences, and he invited her to showcase her work with the other Impressionist artists. In general, the Impressionist style of art was very different and unique compared to the…

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    The Group of Dancers is a 1900’s painting by Edgar Degas at the Barnes Foundation Museum. The painting illustrates ballerinas preparing for their dance before they perform on stage. There are three ballerinas, and each of them is dressed in a bright yellow tutu. Two of the ballerinas are rehearsing for their performance while the third ballerina is putting on her ballet shoes. As a whole, the Group of Dancers is a perfect example of Plato’s beliefs in The Republic. The painting is an imitation…

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    ballerinas. Edgar Degas was born in Paris, France, to Celestine and Augustin De Gas. Preferring a not so elegant title, the young artist shortened his last name to Degas. His father was a banker, so the family of five children was fairly wealthy. At age eleven, Degas began school and graduated in 1853 with a bachelor’s degree in literature. Upon turning eighteen he had a room dedicated to art in his home. His father wanted him to go to law school, so the painter went to the Faculty of Law of the…

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    Tanner 7th Grade Richland Jr. High Essex, Mo Edgar Degas Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834, and died September 27, 1917. Edgar was born in Paris, France. He also died in Paris, France. Edgar died of brain aneurysm. Edgar was a French artist who was highly famous in the 19th century, and was famous for not only his paintings, but also his sculptures, drawings, and prints. Most of his paintings were of dancers. Edgar was actually not born “Edgar Degas”, but Hilaire-Germain-Edgar.…

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