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Edgar Degas

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Zoe H.

on 9 January 2015

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Transcript of Edgar Degas

Biography
born July 19, 1834 in Paris, France
oldest of five siblings
parents: Celestine Musson De Gas and Agustine De Gas
studied in law but focused of art
went to Ecole Beaux-Arts and studied drawing
traveled to Italy to began to study classical art
died September 27, 1917 at the age of 83
Style and Themes
oils and pastels
sculpted
painted day-to-day scenes
preferred to paint from memory
enjoyed painting still and "moving" objects
would mix mediums to achieve different textures
enjoyed using vibrant colors and painting "neglected" scenes
Analysis
"Expresses the emotions of others and his self in his paintings." - Mariah
Edgar Degas
by: Zoe and Mariah
Art Career
enthusiastic art copier
studied horse anadimy for drawing
switched to contemporary art style and painting people
family debt turned Degas into a poor artist then teamed up with other artist the be featured in a "dubbed Impressionist" exhibit to make money
retired from painting in 1912
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