Degas’s dancer: the little Dancer of Fourteen Years

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DEGAS’S DANCER: THE LITTLE DANCER OF FOURTEEN YEARS

Degas’s dancer is beautiful and delicate but she has a sad story and every time I see her I can’t help thinking about what she had to go through.

The statue, exhibited at the Sixth Impressionist Exhibition of 1881, was found in Degas’s studio after his death in 1917.
It was said that the artist had rejected all the offers potential buyers had made him, because he considered her as a “daughter”.
Here is the story of Degas’s Little Dancer of Fourteen Years.

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Degas’s dancers and his most famous painting: the ballet class

Edgar Degas | lezione di danza

DEGAS’S DANCERS AND HIS MOST FAMOUS PAINTING: THE BALLET CLASS

Degas’s dancers are the subject to which the artist dedicated himself from the 1870s to his death in 1917.
Dancers at work, in rehearsal or at rest were an endless source of inspiration for Edgar Degas who portrayed a remarkable variety of gestures and postures in all his works.

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Gustave Courbet works and life: 5 things to know

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GUSTAVE COURBET WORKS AND LIFE: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

I could write of Gustave Courbet works and life for days.
His most famous painting is “L’ Origine du monde” (“The origin of world”), so revolutionary and transgressive that has been censored because it depicts with a realism never seen before where we come from (you’ll find the image of the painting at the end of the post).

Gustave Courbet is known for being the most important artist of Realism and the source of inspiration for the Impressionist painters.

 

Gustave Courbet works and life

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Toulouse-Lautrec’ s works: the most beautiful masterpieces

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC’ S WORKS: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECES

Toulouse-Lautrec’s works renovated the genre of advertising posters of the late 19thcentury. 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the most sought-after illustrators and drawers in Paris in the late 19thcentury.
He was commissioned to create advertising posters for stage shows, ballets and performances at the nightclubs and illustrations for important magazines of that time.

READ ALSO – Toulouse-Lautrec: 5 things to know

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Gustav Klimt: 5 things to know

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GUSTAV KLIMT

Gustav Klimt was the protagonist of the Vienna Secession movement, and the driving force of a renewal of European art.

He painted fascinating society women wrapped in thick decorations, but he was also the author of bright mosaics and majestic allegories.

5 things to know about Gustav Klimt

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