Edgar degas 1834 1917 french impressionist ballet dancers (a c)

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Edgar degas 1834 1917 french impressionist ballet dancers (a c)

  1. 1. 31.05.12 09:12 PM
  2. 2. Among the supreme masterpieces of the century are Degass pictures ofthe ballet and its dancers. The impulse towards painting the contemporaryscene came to him not only from Gustave Courbet 1819-1877 and Manet 1832-1883 but from his friend, the critic Duranty, the exponent of theaesthetics of naturalism. Yet in the particular direction of his tastes andhis conception of design he was entirely individual. To study and conveymovement was a chosen task, first undertaken on the race course andthen in his many pictures of the Opera, viewed from behind the scenes, inthe wings, or from the orchestra stalls during a performance. Click

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