Edgar Degas: Paintings in Close Up

Edgar Degas: Paintings in Close Up

by Annabelle Thornhill


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Edgar Degas seems never to have reconciled himself to the label of "Impressionist," preferring to call himself a "Realist" or "Independent." Nevertheless, he was one of the group's founders, an organizer of its exhibitions, and one of its most important core members. Like the Impressionists, he sought to capture fleeting moments in the flow of modern life, yet he showed little interest in painting plain air landscapes, favoring scenes in theaters and cafes illuminated by artificial light, which he used to clarify the contours of his figures, adhering to his Academic training.

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ISBN-13: 9781506010663
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/05/2015
Series: In Close Up , #2
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

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