Edgar Degas

Art Education Fondation Beyeler

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A revolutionary in pastels

The pastels of Edgar Degas are characterized by an intoxicating interplay of drawing, light and color. With Breakfast after the Bath (c. 1895–98) and Three Dancers (c. 1903) the Fondation Beyeler owns two masterly pastels from Edgar Degas’ late work. Degas explored the movement of the human body and its representation in a wide variety of media over many decades. Ballet dancers, horses and jockeys, Parisian night life, and women at their toilette are among the quintessential themes of his oeuvre.

Degas saw and portrayed the female body in an entirely new way. A revolutionary in his use of color, Degas remained traditional in his draughtsmanship. His clearly drawn outlines directly contradict the principles of his Impressionist colleagues, to whose ranks he is nonetheless often assigned. Edgar Degas occupies an isolated and highly individual position within the sphere of his artist contemporaries. This is precisely what makes him so interesting.

ANSICHTEN no. 8 takes an in-depth look at the artistic oeuvre of Edgar Degas. Detailed descriptions, technical data, special features, background information, and questions of interpretation all fall within the scope of this booklet.

The ANSICHTEN (‘VIEWS’) series has been created for art lovers and teachers. Packed with insights, the series allows you to explore the works in the Fondation Beyeler in greater depth. 

Each ANSICHTEN volume also contains a section specifically designed for art educators. This part of the book suggests ideas for practical exercises and experiments that can be performed in the museum, in the classroom or at home.

The ANSICHTEN series published by the Fondation Beyeler is an enjoyable and entertaining way of deepening your knowledge of a work of art.

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Edgar Degas

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Details The booklet comprises 24 pages and contains numerous full-color illustrations
Language Only available in German