Excellent Condition Edgar Degas Sakura Porcelain 2 Piece Place Setting Ladies Museum Masters MMI Art Minor Light Scratch No Cracks Or Chips, Bottom Rim Slightly Dark.
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Edgar Degas was a sculptor and great impressionist painter in the 19th century. His work was a crucial contribution to the art world. Most of his work was in dance, he regularly visited the opera house. There, he would watch the dancers as they danced. He would commit this to memory and later come up with amazing paintings.
He was born in 1834 on
July 19 to a wealthy banker. His mother was from the State of New Orleans, in
the United States. The family was of middle class status but feigned nobility.
This is most obvious in how they chose to pronounce the Degas name 'de Gas'.
This was in a deliberate ploy to suggest that they had roots in the
aristocratic bloodlines of France. However, this was not the case. At an early
age, he was enrolled in the premier Ecole des Beaux-Arts located in Paris,
France. Two years prior to joining, the young master was allowed to copy the
work of masters at the Louvre. This was a common practice back then, where
young, hungry, aspiring painters would seek to get their inspiration by
replicating the work of the old masters.
However, Degas left the art school after a year of study. The next three years were spent travelling studying and painting in Italy. He made stunning replicas of Italian masters such as Da-Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, and Michelangelo. This classical style remained with him throughout his life, appearing even in almost all his works.