Degas and the Little Dancer: A story about Edgar Degas by Laurence AnholtMarie dreams of becoming the most famous ballerina in the world, but it is hard to find enough money for lessons. At last she begins modelling for the artist Edgar Degas, well-known for his paintings of dancers and horses and for his fiery temper.
When his sculpture of The Little Dancer is finished, Maries dream comes true.
Complete with reproductions of Degas work, this is another inspirational story from Laurence Anholts best-selling series, celebrating some of the worlds greatest artists and the real children who knew them.
Edgar Degas | 10 Facts About The Famous French Artist
It is tough getting past the dancers. Because they matter. Without these artworks, dance would have no place in the hallowed halls of art museums and art history books. Degas claimed the subject matter for art and legitimized it. No one had ever attempted to visually capture such bodily movements and bodies in motion before.
Edgar Degas facts give you ides about another famous painter and sculptor. He lived in the era of Impressionism. Therefore, you can find that most of his works have the impressionist style. Here are the interesting facts about Edgar Degas:. This famous artist was born on 19th July, in France.
Edgar Degas 19 July — 27 September was a French artist. He is famous for his paintings and sculptures : he was one of those who started Impressionism , although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. A superb draughtsman , he is identified with the subject of the dance , and over half of his works depict dancers.
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