Example sentences for: degas

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  • Holed up in his squalid attic studio in Montmartre (models complained of the dust, but Degas believed that sweeping just moved the dust around), Degas narrowed his subject matter to a few recurrent motifs--women bathing, having their hair combed, and dancing--while at the same time experimenting with a remarkable range of techniques and media (photography, tracing paper, lurid color combinations).

  • Because of the tremendous vogue of such images, collected and reworked by Edgar Degas and Claude Monet and Mary Cassatt and then adopted in our own popular culture, we recognize immediately the polymorphous personae of the floating world--the sumo wrestlers, the geisha and her admirers (see Kitagawa Utamaro, The Mosquito Net , circa 1797), and the swashbuckling samurai.

  • The surprising premise of the current exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago is that much of Degas' most challenging and inventive work dates from the 1890s and the first years of this century.

  • Degas based the composition, so suggestive of pain and isolation, on one of his own photographs, a medium in which he'd begun to experiment around 1895.

  • Degas in New Orleans: Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable, by Christopher Benfey (Knopf).


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