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Degas (edition 1996)

by Bernd Growe

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Capturing fleeting moments: Degas's mastery in the depiction of movement   "No art could be less spontaneous than mine. Inspiration, spontaneity, temperament are unknown to me. One has to do the same subject ten times, even a hundred times over. In art, nothing should look like chance, not even movement." Edgar Degas In terms of both theme and technique, the key to understanding the early work of Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is classical painting. Although he was eventually associated with the Impressionists and even participated in their joint exhibitions, Degas never adopted a purely Impressionist approach. Degas's work, reflecting an extremely personal and psychological perspective, emphasizes the scenic or concentrates on the detail. Thus, Degas's painting is often discussed with reference to the rise of short-exposure photography. Thematically, nature proved less interesting to the artist than the life and inhabitants of the modern metropolis. Degas primarily sought his motifs in ballet salons, at the race track or circus, or in bedrooms - but dancers always remained his favorite theme.   About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions… (more)
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Meu maior choque ao ler esse livro foi ler que Degas dizia se interessar por bailarinas do mesmo modo como se interessava por cavalos.
O livro não o reduz ao pintor de A Aula de Dança e de Fim de Arabesco ou ao escultor de Pequena Dançarina de 14 anos, mas trata da obra dele de forma mais completa e interessante. ( )
  JuliaBoechat | Mar 30, 2013 |
A great basic introduction to an intriguing artist, well-equipped with good quality color reproductions of the paintings, sculptures, and sketches. Reading this book definitely gave me an increased appreciation for why it is that Degas' reputation has survived intact for so many decades following his death. ( )
  dr_zirk | Nov 1, 2011 |
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Hulse, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kappert, Ingesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Capturing fleeting moments: Degas's mastery in the depiction of movement   "No art could be less spontaneous than mine. Inspiration, spontaneity, temperament are unknown to me. One has to do the same subject ten times, even a hundred times over. In art, nothing should look like chance, not even movement." Edgar Degas In terms of both theme and technique, the key to understanding the early work of Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is classical painting. Although he was eventually associated with the Impressionists and even participated in their joint exhibitions, Degas never adopted a purely Impressionist approach. Degas's work, reflecting an extremely personal and psychological perspective, emphasizes the scenic or concentrates on the detail. Thus, Degas's painting is often discussed with reference to the rise of short-exposure photography. Thematically, nature proved less interesting to the artist than the life and inhabitants of the modern metropolis. Degas primarily sought his motifs in ballet salons, at the race track or circus, or in bedrooms - but dancers always remained his favorite theme.   About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions

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