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Edgar Degas, 1834-1917 : on the dance floor of modernity / Bernd Growe ; [English translation, Michael Hulse].

Growe, Bernd, (author.). Hulse, Michael, 1955- (translator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 3836532719
  • ISBN: 9783836532716
  • Physical Description: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: English edition.
  • Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Original edition: 1992.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
Capturing fleeting moments: Degas's mastery in the depiction of movement. In terms of both theme and technique, the key to understanding the early works of Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is classical painting. Although he was eventually associated with the Impressionists and even participated in their joint exhibitions, Degas never adopted a purely Impressionist approach. Degas's work, reflecting an extremely personal and psychological perspective, emphasizes the scenic or concentrates on the detail. His work is often discussed with reference to the development of photography that used shorter exposures than the older daguerrotypes and calotypes. Thematically, nature proved less interesting to the artist than the life and inhabitants of the modern metropolis. Degas primarily sought his motifs at the race track or circus, in bedrooms, or in ballet salons - and dancers always remained his favorite subject.
Language Note:
In English translated from German.
Subject: Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 > Criticism and interpretation.
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917.
Impressionism (Art) > France.
Impressionism (Art)
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.