Edgar degas, in full hilaire-germain-edgar de gas, de gas later spelled degas, (born july 19, 1834, paris, france—died september 27, 1917, paris), french painter, sculptor, and printmaker who was prominent in the impressionist group and widely celebrated for his images of parisian life. Edgar degas was a french artist born in the city of paris his full name was hilaire germain edgar, and he has lived all his life in his hometown edgar's father was a banker by profession, and his mother was originally from new orleans, in the united states. He was also informed by army doctors that his eyesight was poor, something which worried degas for the rest of his life after the war, degas moved to new orleans for a time while living there he painted one of his most famous works, a cotton office in new orleans once again, degas sketched people (including his brother, shown reading a newspaper, and his father-in-law, in the forefront) individually and then composed the painting as he saw fit.
In one of these, alexander and bucephalus, degas drew upon the life of alexander the great the influence of the old masters is evident not only in terms of subject matter, but also the opulent colours and dense brushwork the work is now in the national gallery in washington, dc. Edgar degas and clementine hunter in louisiana this lesson offers an interesting opportunity to compare and contrast fine art and folk art students analyze the work of edgar degas and compare it with that of clementine hunter in short, students analyze the differences between the work of an academically trained artist and a self-taught artist.
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Born on july 19, 1834, in paris, france, edgar degas went on to study at the école des beaux-arts (formerly the académie des beaux-arts) in paris and became renowned as a stellar portraitist, fusing impressionistic sensibilities with traditional approaches. The life and work of edgar degas and the impressionists edgar degas, and other impressionist, painters balked against the structures on displaying artwork and promoted artistic freedom by daniella garran posted november 16, 2010.
Edgar degas was the eldest of five children of célestine musson de gas, an american by birth, and auguste de gas, a banker edgar later changed his surname to the less aristocratic sounding 'degas' in 1870 born into a wealthy franco-italian family, he was encouraged from an early age to pursue the arts, though not as a long-term career. Edgar degas seems never to have reconciled himself to the label of “impressionist,” preferring to call himself a “realist” or “independent” nevertheless, he was one of the group’s founders, an organizer of its exhibitions, and one of its most important core members. Edgar degas was the eldest of five children of célestine musson de gas, an american by birth, and auguste de gas, a banker edgar later changed his surname to the less aristocratic sounding 'degas' in 1870.
Edgar degas was a french painter and sculptor, whose innovative composition, skillful drawing, and perceptive analysis of movement made him one of the masters of modern art in the late 19th century the career of edgar degas was a long one - about 60 years out of the 83 which he lived. Degas had a lively, scientific interest in a wide range of media, including engraving, monotype, and photography before 1880, he generally used oils for his completed works , which were based on preliminary studies and sketches made in pencil or pastel. However, during his time in italy, degas began to pursue realism, an attempt to depict real life as it was, and his portrait of the bellelli family is a remarkably accomplished and complex early work that marked degas as a young master.
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