Q 13.   <br />His unique style & choice of subject matter set Edgar Degas (1834- 1917) apart from other artists of the 19t...
Edgar Degas, “Miss La La” at the Cirque Fernando 1879 <br />How does this painting compare to any performance you might ha...
Which view point was this work taken from? Describe the medium used in Degas works?  Which do you prefer and why?<br /> <b...
Monet: Water Lily Pond <br />What is the main theme and inspiration in this painting?<br />Describe the colours and his us...
Compare and Contrast these paintingsDescribe the atmosphere in both these paintings?In terms of subject, colour, and techn...
Degas Mood Board<br />Describe the mood you might find in a Degas painting through visuals, illustrations, colours he woul...
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  • Subject was Sketched from ‘Below’ – interesting idea Degas like to explore- pastel preliminary drawings before the original painting – colours used to create the intense atmosphere
  • Reflection – water-
  • Monet – painting – was interested reflections in the water surface of painting is rich carpet of colour – with brush strokes of yellow, pink and lavender woven in with shimmering green of the plants.The colours reflect a brilliant sunshine with the flowers indicate by blobs of white tinged with yellow and pink.Degas - painting
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    1. 1. Q 13. <br />His unique style & choice of subject matter set Edgar Degas (1834- 1917) apart from other artists of the 19th century. Discuss this statement with detailed reference to any one of his works and<br />Compare briefly your chosen work by Degas with a named painting by another 19th century artist. Illustrate your answer.<br />2008 exam paper Art history and Appreciation of Art – Leaving Cert<br />
    2. 2. Edgar Degas, “Miss La La” at the Cirque Fernando 1879 <br />How does this painting compare to any performance you might have seen, for example at the circus, film, street artists and the theatre? <br />Why were so many artists attracted to the circus and so few to sporting events?<br />Do you agree that Degas was described as an abstract artist using the human figure to project form, colour and movement. <br />
    3. 3. Which view point was this work taken from? Describe the medium used in Degas works? Which do you prefer and why?<br /> <br />
    4. 4. Monet: Water Lily Pond <br />What is the main theme and inspiration in this painting?<br />Describe the colours and his use of light?<br />How does this influence the painting? <br />
    5. 5. Compare and Contrast these paintingsDescribe the atmosphere in both these paintings?In terms of subject, colour, and techniques.<br />Monet – Water Lily Pond<br />Degas – Miss La La at the cirque Fernando<br />
    6. 6. Degas Mood Board<br />Describe the mood you might find in a Degas painting through visuals, illustrations, colours he would have used. How he might have created this atmosphere.<br />Example: <br />harmoniousemotional connection, timeless, craft and elegance combined, all over patterns and placement prints, atmospheric and decorative, vintage and antique elements, abundance of contrasting textilesvisuals: Degas, floral, lace, Japanese antiques, gilt frames, Venice<br />

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