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Degas, Edgar 1834-1917

Works: 3,117 works in 5,875 publications in 5 languages and 113,781 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Art  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Picture books 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Other, Collector, Dedicatee, Creator, Contributor, Printer, Composer, Engraver, Photographer, Lithographer
Classifications: N6853.D33, 759.4
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Degas by Robert Gordon ( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Swiss art historian Edouard Hüttinger has provided an exhaustive study of Degas' complex art, analyzing with equal care its historical significance and its surprising modernity. The illustrations selected comprise a graphic cross-section of the artist's work. Famous paintings are supplemented by less familiar works; some are reproduced in color here for the first time. This is a book which encompasses all aspects of the life and work of this great French painter
Degas : beyond impressionism by Richard Kendall ( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first publication on Degas's mature work ... presents a new and definitive view of his last decades ... drawings, pastels, oil paintings, and sculptures." --Dust jacket
The sculpture of Edgar Degas by Charles W Millard ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degas and the dance by Jill DeVonyar ( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeks to illuminate the themes present in the artist's works, presenting new material about Degas's highly informed relationship with the ballet of the nineteenth century
Degas in the Art Institute of Chicago by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I dreamed I was a ballerina by Anna Pavlova ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a girl's first trip to the ballet and the dreams it inspired; leading her to become a legendary ballerina
Looking into Degas : uneasy images of women and modern life by Eunice Lipton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edgar Degas, photographer by Malcolm R Daniel ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Degas's major surviving photographs, little known even among devotees of the artist's paintings and pastels, are analyzed and reproduced for the first time in this volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Muscum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France."--Jacket
Edgar Degas by N. V Brodskai︠a︡ ( )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degas, artiste français, est reconnu pour ses toiles, sculptures, gravures et dessins. Sa longue carrière fut très productive, même lorsqu'il parvint à un âge avancé. On le considère comme étant l'un des fondateurs de l'Impressionnisme, caractérisé par son travail autour du thème de la danse. En effet, près de la moitié de ses oeuvres représente des danseuses, telles que La Leçon de danse, ou la sculpture La Petite Danseuse de quatorze ans. Elles expriment son talent en matière de description du mouvement, tout comme son choix de représenter, certes plus rarement, des courses de chevaux et des
Degas : a dialogue of difference by Werner Hofmann ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is a comprehensive overview of the pioneering work of Edgar Degas. Packed with over 200 illustrations, it explores the pictorial world of the man whose formal innovations, commitment to realism and the exploration of both the light and dark sides of contemporary society foreshadowed the art of the 20th century, with Hofmann bringing his own surprising new insights to many of Degas's best-known works. Degas regularly took part in the Impressionists' group exhibitions but followed his own path from the start. In contrast to the sense of harmony pursued by his fellow painters, he produced images of the social world, charged with tension. He depicted the brittle nature of bourgeois life and relationships, and explored the marginal areas of society, where his artistic gaze fell predominantly upon female subjects: washerwomen and seamstresses, dancers and prostitutes. Degas portrayed these women at work and at rest, with others and alone, with a striking focus on the female body in all its forms: decorated, desired, bought and sold, and--only occasionally--liberated. This interest in human isolation and alienation led to formal experiments in which Degas broke with the strict rules of central perspective to create a sense of unbalance and unease. Werner Hofmann's penetrating analysis is interspersed with insights into Degas's bourgeois background, and his artistic trajectory is placed within the context of the major currents of 19th-century art, with David, Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet and the Impressionists among the key points of reference. In this way, we see not only the traditions that influenced him but also his striking individuality and spirit of innovation, which forged a new artistic path into the 20th century
Degas, the dancers by George T. M Shackelford ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degas and The Little Dancer by Richard Kendall ( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degas : impressions of a great master by Gerhard Gruitrooy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Degas sketchbook by Carol M Armstrong ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and French and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reproduces all of the significant pages from Degas's 1877 sketchbook, placing Degas both within the context of the cultivated salon of the Halévy family and the larger world of late 19th-century Paris
Degas/Lautrec by Edgar Degas ( Book )
6 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and French and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degas : the painted gesture by Jacqueline Loumaye ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight school children attend an art workshop at the Orsay Museum in Paris discovering paintings of Edgar Degas
The Unquiet spirit the life and art of Edgar Degas, 1834-1917 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the life and work of Edgar Degas and how his style, though realistic, developed from a traditional base and was influenced by the cafe society of Paris. Discusses his interest in the human form and how he portrays women as real people engaged in mundane activities. Presents many original paintings, drawings and prints to show Degas' favorite settings--the ballet class, racecourse, railway--and to explain his innovative use of the camera
Edgar Degas : Waiting by Richard Thomson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edgar Degas was one of the great pioneers of modern art, and the J. Paul Getty and Norton Simon museums are fortunate to own jointly one of his finest pastels, Waiting (L'Attente), which he made sometime between 1880 and 1882, about midway in his career. In this fascinating monograph, author Richard Thomson explores this brilliant work in detail, revealing both the intricacies of its composition and the source of the emotional pull it immediately exerts upon the viewer. For Waiting is, indeed, an extraordinary object both in its craftsmanship and color and, perhaps most especially, in its aura of ambiguity and even mystery
Degas by Jean Sutherland Boggs ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Degas and the business of art : a cotton office in New Orleans by Marilyn Brown ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edgar Degas's painting entitled A Cotton Office in New Orleans is one of the most significant images of nineteenth-century capitalism, in part because it was the first painting by an Impressionist to be purchased by a museum. Drawing upon archival materials, Marilyn R. Brown explores the accumulated social meanings of the work in light of shifting audiences and changing market conditions and assesses the artist's complicated relationship to the business of art. Despite the financial failure of the actual cotton firm he represented, Degas carefully constructed his picture with a particular buyer - a British textile manufacturer - in mind. However, world events, including an international stock market crash and declines in the market for cotton and art, destroyed his hopes for this sale. It was under these circumstances that the canvas was exhibited in the second Impressionist show in Paris in 1876. While it received a more positive response than other works exhibited, its success was with the conservative audience. After considerable difficulty, Degas finally succeeded in selling the painting in 1878 to the newly founded museum in the city of Pau. The painting was probably regarded as an appropriate homage to the old textile manufacturing family who funded its purchase. It also appealed to "progressive" provincial and more cosmopolitan audiences in Pau. The picture's scattered form and atomized figures - in which some interpreters today read evidence of the artist's own ambivalence about capitalism - seemingly contributed to its "innovative" cachet in Pau. But the private and public meanings of the painting had shifted, in discontinuous fashion, between its production and consumption. Under the circumstances, Degas's unfixed and even mixed messages about business became, among other things, his most successful (if unwitting) marketing strategy. The official recognition Degas received in Pau in 1878 heralded the gradual upswing of his own financial status during the 1880s, but his attitudes toward success remained mixed
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De Gas, Edgar 1834-1917
de Gas, Hilaire Germain Edgar
De Gas Hilaire-Germain-Edgar 1834-1917
Dega, Ėdgar
Dega, Ėdgar 1834-1917
Degā, Ilērs Žermēns Edgars 1834-1917
Degas 1834-1917
Degas, E.
Degas, E. M. 1834-1917
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Degas, Edgar Germain Hilaire
Degas, Edgar H. 1834-1917
Degas, Edgar Hilaire Germain
Degas, Edgar-Hilaire-Germain 1834-1917
Degas, Edgard 1834-1917
Degas, Hilaire Germain
Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar
Degas Hilaire-Germain-Edgar 1834-1917
Degas, Hilaire-Germain Edgard 1834-1917
Doga 1834-1917
Doga Edogā 1834-1917
Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas 1834-1917
Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas
Edogā Doga 1834-1917
Gas, Ed 1834-1917
Gas, Edgar De 1834-1917
Gas, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar de
Gas Hilaire-Germain-Edgar de 1834-1917
Hilarie Germain Edgar Degas
Te-chia 1834-1917
Дега, Эдгар 1834-1917
גה, אדגר די
‏דגה, אדגאר.
דגה, אדגאר 1834־1917
דגה, אדגר 1834-1917
דגה, אילר ג'רמן אדגר
דה גה, אדגר
דיגה, אדגר
إدجار ديجا، 1834-1917
ديجاه، إدجار، 1834-1917
エドガー・ドガ 1834-1917
ドガ 1834-1917
ドガ, エドガー
ドガ, エドガー 1834-1917
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