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Edgar Degas : 1834-1917: on the Dance Floor of Modernity (Hardcover) (Bernd Growe)

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Capturing fleeting moments: Degas’s mastery in the depiction of movementIn terms of both theme and technique, the key to understanding the early work 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. Thus, Degas’s painting is often discussed with reference to the rise of short-exposure photography. 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 theme.About the series:Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
Number of Pages: 95.0
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History / General, European
Series Title: Basic Art Series 2.0
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Bernd Growe
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 51080254
UPC: 9783836532716
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-3275

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