Saturday, April 14, 2012

             EDGAR DEGAS

     Edgar Degas was a French artist famous 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. A superb draftsman, he is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half of his works depict dancers. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and depiction of human isolation.


Between the ages of 22 and 26, Edgar Degas completed his training in Italy, where part of his family lived. Here he painted his father's sister, Laure, with her husband, the baron Bellelli (1812-1864) and her two daughters, Giula and Giovanna. This family portrait evokes those of Flemish painters, van Dyck in particular. This is a masterpiece of Degas's early years.
We like it because it explains Impressionist painting in the context of the Theory of the
Character of Production. Impressionism is the French painting movement that set the
basis for the modernity of art.

Natalia Fernández Arias y Andrea Ordoñez Rivas. 1ºB-C


  1. Natalia and Andrea, good job, but the target of this exercise is that you can understand the relationship between Art movement and painter through his work. So, you have to describe the main characterists of style that you find in the picture.

  2. Degas is one of my favourites painters, so I like the post. I love his ballet dancers paintings, they are dynamism and beautiful.

  3. wow this painting is amazing i love it so much, degas is one of my favourite painters because he painted a lot of ballet dancers and dancing is one of my hobbies:)