Edgar Degas: Dance Like a Butterfly

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Degas' famous ballerinas come to life in this exciting new children’s book Edgar Degas: Dance Like a Butterfly. Edgar Degas (1834-1917) first became interested in ballet in the 1860s and he spent years studying the delicate movements and crystalline precision of ballerinas. His paintings were praised not only for their astonishing detail and emotion, but also for their meticulous depictions of ballet poses and dance steps. Some of his most famous paintings and sketches are reproduced here to the delight of ...
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Overview

Degas' famous ballerinas come to life in this exciting new children’s book Edgar Degas: Dance Like a Butterfly. Edgar Degas (1834-1917) first became interested in ballet in the 1860s and he spent years studying the delicate movements and crystalline precision of ballerinas. His paintings were praised not only for their astonishing detail and emotion, but also for their meticulous depictions of ballet poses and dance steps. Some of his most famous paintings and sketches are reproduced here to the delight of children and aspiring dancers.
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Gr 4-6-This series entry gives students an appreciation for Degas's ballet paintings. By explaining the how, why, and who behind them, the text encourages children to look at the movement, the light, and the colors that attracted the Impressionist to the ballet. The full-color reproductions of paintings, sketches, and photographs by Degas are placed in close proximity to the explanatory text, so that readers can easily go from one to the other. Captions give additional insight and information. Each work of art, with date, owner, and location, is listed on the final page. Biographical details are limited to one page, and are not the focus of this book. Instead, it provides an excellent beginning study of Degas's work. Students will not be overwhelmed by technical jargon or too much information. Instead, they may be inspired to explore further the paintings and the stories behind them. Amy Littlesugar's Marie in Fourth Position: The Story of Degas's "The Little Dancer" (Philomel, 1996) is a good story to pair with this title.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783791327365
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Adventures in Art Series
  • Pages: 30
  • Sales rank: 821,921
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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