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Edgar Degas

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Featuring history and short biography of Edgar Degas. Also, includes a lesson prompt at the end.

Featuring history and short biography of Edgar Degas. Also, includes a lesson prompt at the end.

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  • I wonder if many people knew him not just for his paintings but in person. I think that it would be cool to meet someone like him someday.
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  • 1. Edgar Degas
    French
    Post-Impressionist
    1837-1917
  • 2. “The Painter of Dancers”
    *He loved attending the ballet and the opera!
    *He loved the artificial stage lighting as
    much as other Impressionists
    loved natural light!
  • 3. Notice the dramatic light effects…
  • 4. Color technique…PASTELS used like PAINT!
  • 5. Various ways to get color on the paper…
    The regular way- pick up a pastel chalk and draw with it!
    Powdered technique- He would mix the pastel powder with hot water or steam and paint it on with a brush!
  • 6. Fun facts…
    Edgar Degas was known for being “a grump”!
    When asked why he never married, he replied: "I would live in constant fear that, whenever I completed a new painting, I would hear my wife say ' That's so pretty what you've done there! ".
  • 7. One of his greatest triumphs; The Little Dancer
    Over 60 sculptures were cast and reside in museums around the globe!
    It’s not as big as it looks!
  • 8. Can YOU sculpt a little dancer?
  • 9. Movement and poses… Select a pose below or come up with your own!