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  • 1. Artist Project : Edgar Degas Charlotte Simon 6/4/10 Mrs. Tang, 8 th grade English
  • 2. Vital Statistics
    • Born July 19, 1834
    • Died September 27, 1917
    • Paris, France
    • Male
    • Hilaire-Germain Degas is his real name
    • Self Portrait
  • 3. Personal Background
    • Born to a rich family- American mother and French father (he was a banker)
    • He was home schooled
    • Mother: Celestine Degas
    • Father: Augustin Degas
    • Brother: Rene Degas
    • Mother died when he was 13 years old
    • His father wanted him to attend law school, so he did, but did not like it
    • His father let him attend a French art school called Ecole des Beaux-Arts
    • He started painting seriously at age 18
    • In 1856 Degas went to live in Rome for 3 years
  • 4. Influences
    • Personal:
      • He would go to the Opera to watch ballet dancers for his paintings
      • He met a fourteen year old dancer that influenced many of his paintings
      • He liked the look of tiring women’s work
      • He blamed the incompletion of some of his paintings on his failing eyesight
  • 5. Influences
    • Art World:
      • He influenced the use of pastels
      • Influenced impressionist painters because unlike most impressionist painters, he did not believe in painting outdoors
      • He was inspired by Renaissance painters
      • He was inspired by Japanese art and photographic techniques
      • He looked up to an artist called Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres who told him to “draw lines, young man, many lines”
  • 6. Influences
    • Historical
      • He was not really influenced historically, but when he first started his painting career at age 18 he wanted to be a historical painter
      • The Young Spartans
  • 7. Stylistic Traits
    • Impressionist
    • Realist
    • Degas cut figures out of some paintings to create a candid effect
    • He tipped the stage so that he didn’t block any dancers
    • He would leave large, open areas to draw your eye into the painting
  • 8. Famous Art Works
    • This image shows the trait of realism and impressionism. This image shows realism because it shows these dancers as they would appear in real life. Although this painting is not painted outdoors like other impressionist paintings, it is still considered impressionist because it focuses on movement and light/ shadow. In a bigger form, this picture has shadows underneath the dancers
    The Dance Class (1871)
  • 9. Famous Art Works
    • The Star (1878)
    This image shows realism and impressionism. This image shows realism because it shows the dancer how she would appear in real life. This picture shows impressionism because you can see that there is movement and light/ shadow involved. In addition,you can see one of Degas’ stylistic traits because he left wide open area to draw your eye into the painting.
  • 10. Famous Art Works The Green Dancers (1877) This picture shows impressionism and realism. You can see impressionism because there is shadow underneath the dancers and you can see the movement of these dancers. You can see realism because this picture shows dancers the way that they would look in real life. Additionally, you can see that the stage is tipped and that there is an open area to draw your eye into the picture.
  • 11. Famous Art Works The Cotton Market at New Orleans (1873) This picture shows mostly realism. This picture shows realism because you can see that this picture shows realism because the men in this image are shown as they would look in real life.
  • 12. My Original Art
    • Realism
    • Impressionism
    • Open Area
    • Stage is tilted
    • Untied Shoe Lace
  • 13. Reflection
    • In producing this artwork I have learned how to draw people
    • The most challenging part was actually drawing the artwork.
    • The principal strength of my artwork is the elements.
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