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Through Edgar Degas’s beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the most celebrated painters of the impressionist movement, and his ballerina paintings are among the most favorite of his fans. In his artwork, Degas captures every moment, from the relentless hours of practice to the glamour of appearing on stage, revealing a dancer’s journey from novice to prima ballerina. Observing young students, Degas drew their poses again and again, determined to achieve perfection. The book includes a brief biography of his entire life, endnotes, bibliography, where to see his paintings, and an index.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s most encyclopedic art museum. Founded in 1870, the Museum embraces more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present, in all artistic media, and at the highest levels of creative excellence.