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Childhood Background: Who Influenced Degas? Why did Degas paint Ballerinas? Degas' Paintings Not Just Paint Edgar Degas Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: July 19,1834


Place of Death: Paris, France

Date of Death: September 27, 1917 Degas was an impressionist. Impressionist art is a style which artists capture the image of an object so it stands out. To help his ballerinas stand out his, paintings where bright, bold, and full of color. When he painted he tried to capture the the scene, like a camera. Degas mostly use oil on canvas, but because of his bad eye site he began to sculpt.Degas used many different medias during his career like: oils, pastel, gouache, tempera, monotype, and printmaking . Degas had a moderately wealthy family. He was the eldest of five children. He began to paint at a young age. At age eleven Degas enrolled at Lycee Louis-le-Grand and graduated in1853 with a baccalaureat in literature. By age eighteen he got permission to turn a room in his house into an art studio. Degas’ father did not want his son to grow up and become an artist, so he sent him to law school in 1853. Since he showed very little effort there he dropped out. That same year he received admission to the Ecole des Beaux Arts to study drawing. There he studied with Louis Lamothe and learned the styles of Ingres. In July 1856, Degas traveled to Italy and remained there for three years. While he was in Italy he studied and accomplished in the techniques of high, academic, and classical art. Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and other renaissance artists influenced him.In 1853 at the age of 18, Degas received permission to "copy" their art works at the Louvre in Paris. Degas was interested in studying and copying the movements and actions of a human.He wanted to capture their energy and grace, but also their hard work and effort. To paint the dancers in action he spent hours and hours observing them closely. Degas also painted women doing everyday things. Essence Essence was a method Degas invented to help his paintings look more realistic. Essence is when you drain the oil out of paint off of a blotting paper. This made a chalky effect. This method of painting lets him use his brush similar to a pencil for drawing. Blue Dancers (1899) The Star (1877) Little Dancer of Fourteen Years (1881) By:Annie Dreitser " Art is not what you see , but what you make others see. "
Edgar Degas
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