DEGAS (I) #BasicArt

Bernd Growe

DEGAS (I) #BasicArt
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836537278
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Capturing fleeting moments
Degas’s mastery in the depiction of movement

In terms of both theme and technique, the key to understanding the early work of Edgar Degas (1834–1917) is classical painting. Although he was eventually associated with the Impressionists and even participated in their joint exhibitions, Degas never adopted a purely Impressionist approach.
Degas’s work, reflecting an extremely personal and psychological perspective, emphasizes the scenic or concentrates on the detail. Thus, Degas’s painting is often discussed with reference to the rise of short-exposure photography. Thematically, nature proved less interesting to the artist than the life and inhabitants of the modern metropolis. Degas primarily sought his motifs at the race track or circus, in bedrooms, or in ballet salons—and dancers always remained his favorite theme.

About the series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

The author:
Bernd Growe (1950–1992) worked as an art historian at the Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen, Germany, from 1979 till 1990. For TASCHEN he has authored a monograph on Edgar Degas.

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Book Info
Subject Art
Author Bernd Growe
Series BA
Cover Hardcover with dust jacket
Dimensions cm 21,0 x 26,0
Pages 96
Language/s italian
Weight 0.6 kg
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