Edgar Degas

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Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas self portrait 1855.jpeg
Sel-portrait (Degas au porte-fusain), 1855
Born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas
19 Julie 1834(1834-07-19)
Paris, Fraunce
Died 27 September 1917(1917-09-27) (aged 83)
Paris, Fraunce
Naitionality French
Kent for Pentin, sculptur, drawin
Notable wirk(s) The Bellelli Faimily (1858–1867)
Woman wi Chrysanthemums (1865)
Chanteuse de Café (c.1878)
At the Milliner's (1882)
Muivement Impressionism

Edgar Degas (French: [ilɛʁ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡɑʁ dəɡɑ]; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas; 19 Julie 1834 – 27 September 1917) wus a French airtist famous for his pentins, sculptures, prents, an drawins. He is especially identifee'd wi the subject o dance; mair than hauf o his warks depict dancers.[1] Regairdit as ane o the foonders o Impressionism, he rejectit the term, preferrin tae be cried a realist.[2] He wis a superb drauchtsman, an pairteecularly masterly in depictin muivement, as can be seen in his rendeetion o dancers, racecoorse subjects an female nudes. His portraits are notable for thair psychological complexity an for their portrayal o human isolation.[3]

At the beginnin o his career, Degas wantit tae be a history penter, a cryin for that he wis weel prepared bi his rigorous academic trainin an close study o clessical airt. In his early thirties, he chynged coorse, an bi bringin the tradeetional methods o a history penter tae bear on contemporary subject maiter, he becam a clessical penter o modren life.[4]

References

  1. Trachtman, Paul, Degas and His Dancers, Smithsonian Magazine, April 2003
  2. Gordon and Forge 1988, p. 31
  3. Brown 1994, p. 11
  4. Turner 2000, p. 139