Monday, January 30, 2012

Degas and the Dance

Degas and the Dance: The Painter and the Petits Rats, Perfecting Their Art by Susan Goldman Rubin (Harry N. Abrams, 2002, 32pp.)

The Impressionist painter Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is best known for his pastel and oil paintings of ballet dancers at practice. Rubin’s book focuses on these ballet paintings and describes the artists’ techniques. In addition to displaying over thirty full-color paintings, the book also gives brief biography, but otherwise offers little to no insight into who Degas was as a person. Recommended for Ages 7-10.

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