Example sentences for: degas

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  • In the ravishing Lady in Blue of 1874, the adaptive model Emma Dobigny (a favorite of Degas as well) shows off a cascade of blue cloth--she's a waterfall in repose.

  • As Daniel Halévy wrote in his diary about a visit with Degas in December of 1895, "We went out; he talked about France, about photography, about photography, about France, all mixed together with equal excitement."

  • Degas' very retreat from contemporary life owes something to his disgust with French society as he found it.

  • 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).

  • Daniel leans toward a technical explanation--that Degas "had solved the problem of the meditative lamp-lit nocturnal portrait."

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