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Degas, Edgar 1834-1917

Works: 4,308 works in 8,271 publications in 12 languages and 126,295 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Fiction  Catalogues raisonnés  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Literature  Art 
Subject Headings: Artists  Impressionist artists 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Engraver, Dedicatee, Creator, Collector, Printer, Composer, Lithographer, Photographer
Classifications: N6853.D33, 759.4
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Edgar Degas by N. V Brodskai︠a︡( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, born in Paris began to paint early in life. In 1853, he registered as a copyist in the Louvre and two years later he was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts where he studied under Louise Lamothe, an old pupil of Ingres. In 1856 he travelled to Italy to paint and study the works of the great Italian Renaisance painters. In 1872, Degas began an extended stay in New Orleans where he produced A Cotton Office in New Orleans. He formed the Société Anonyme des Artistes alongside other painters such as Monet and Sisley, with whom he would organise the Impressionist Exhibitions (1874-1886). Exhibitede there were ten paintings of nude women as well as his only sculpture displayed publicly during his lifetime, Little Ballet Dancer, which astonoshed Degas contemporaries for its realism."--Jacket
Degas by Robert Gordon( Book )

38 editions published in 1988 in 6 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a study of Degas's work, analyzing its historical significance and its modernity
Degas : beyond impressionism by Richard Kendall( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,324 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."--Jacket
Degas and the dance by Jill DeVonyar( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 984 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
The sculpture of Edgar Degas by Charles W Millard( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I dreamed I was a ballerina by Anna Pavlova( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 865 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
Degas in the Art Institute of Chicago by Richard R Brettell( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degas by Ian Dunlop( Book )

22 editions published in 1979 in 4 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the delicacy of the great French Impressionist famous for his treatments of the ballet, cafe-life and race track scenes
Looking into Degas : uneasy images of women and modern life by Eunice Lipton( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Edgar Degas, traditionally gathered under Impressionism's umbrella, is usually analyzed in terms of "light" and "movement." Eunice Lipton demonstrates that Degas' paintings are far more than objects; they actively carry and create meaning. In the nineteenth century, Lipton argues, issues of class, sex, and work resonated in these paintings. "Looking into Degas" focuses on these issues, by discussing Degas' depictions of the racetrack and his images of women working as ballet dancers, laundresses, milliners, and prostitutes. The racetrack images are seen as expressions of social conservatism marked by military rhetoric and the etiquette of the hunt. In this context, Lipton offers a most original analysis of the French flirtation with Japanese art. Joined with Lipton's pleasure in the sensuosity and intelligence of Degas' art is a complex historical reading of late nineteenth-century Paris. -- From publisher's description
Edgar Degas, photographer by Malcolm R Daniel( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 653 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
Degas : a dialogue of difference by Werner Hofmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 590 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
Edgar Degas : drawings and pastels by Christopher Lloyd( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged chronologically, presents over 230 of the French artist's drawings and pastels, looking at his stylistic evolution and placing his works in the cultural context of his time
Degas and the business of art : a cotton office in New Orleans by Marilyn Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 574 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
Degas, the dancers by George T. M Shackelford( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Degas and the Little Dancer by Richard Kendall( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful book is the first full-length study of the subject and offers entirely new perspectives on a work that is widely regarded as a key precursor of twentieth-century sculpture. In three chapters, Richard Kendall analyzes the origins of this distinctive figure in Degas's ballet imagery; explores the condition of French sculpture in the 1870s and the significance of Degas's choice of materials, procedures, and exhibition strategy; and describes the critical responses to the first public display of the statuette, particularly those comparing it with dolls and the art of ancient Egypt. Douglas W. Druick then explores the fascinating association between the sculpture and views of criminality current in the artist's day, and for the first time in the history of the work, Arthur Beale examines the technical character of its variant forms using laboratory analysis and X-ray photography. The book presents sixty-five color plates of major works by Degas that encompass the genesis and legacy of the Little Dancer, as well as a wealth of comparative plates and preparatory drawings, some never before published
Edgar Degas : Waiting by Richard Thomson( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 513 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."--Jacket
A Degas sketchbook by Carol M Armstrong( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and French and held by 483 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 : impressions of a great master by Gerhard Gruitrooy( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume tells the story of Degas through 129 full-color reproductions of his works
Edgar Degas sculpture by D.C.) National gallery of art (Washington( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the sculptures of French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Degas is known for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. Although best known as a painter, his most widely known work is a sculpture, "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen". Executed in wax, near life-sized, dressed in a ballerina's tutu, with real ballet slippers and real hair, the sculpture caused a sensation when it was exhibited in 1881. It is the only sculpture Degas ever showed publicly, though more than one hundred -- of dancers, horses, and bathers -- were found in his studio after he died, all dusty, some fallen apart. This work includes essays on Degas' life and work, his sculptural technique and materials, and the story of the sculptures after his death. It features art-historical and technical discussions of every work in the collection as well as concordances and bibliography
Degas/Lautrec by Edgar Degas( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Degas : beyond impressionism
Degas and the danceI dreamed I was a ballerinaLooking into Degas : uneasy images of women and modern lifeEdgar Degas, photographerDegas : a dialogue of differenceDegas and the business of art : a cotton office in New OrleansDegas and the Little DancerEdgar Degas : Waiting
Alternative Names
De Gas Edgar

De Gas, Edgar 1834-1917

de Gas, Hilaire Germain Edgar

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Dega E.H.Ž.

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אדגר דגה צייר ופסל צרפתי

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إدغار ديغا

إدغار ديغا رسام و نحات فرنسى

ادگار دگا شاعر، نقاش، و مجسمه‌ساز فرانسوی

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