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Degas, Painter of Ballerinas
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Susan Goldman Rubin
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Degas, Painter of Ballerinas

Metropolitan Museum of Art Susan Goldman Rubin



Children's & Educational;
Art: general interest (Children's&YA)


64 pages

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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.

By:   Metropolitan Museum of Art, Susan Goldman Rubin
Imprint:   Abrams
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 261mm,  Width: 259mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   640g
ISBN:   9781419728433
ISBN 10:   1419728431
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   April 2019
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of many biographies for young people, including Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress; Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter; Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People; and Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli. She lives in Malibu, California. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and most diverse museums in the world.

A handsome exploration of an artist's love affair with ballet . . . While ballet lovers will enjoy this glimpse into a 19th-century world (one painting includes Jules Perrot, a noted choreographer), art students will learn much from the exploration of techniques that Degas employed. --Kirkus Reviews In this handsomely designed book, prepared in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art . . . Rubin uses clear, economical, graceful prose to describe the perfectionist master's life and career, artistic techniques and media, and painstaking approach to craft. --School Library Journal

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