Biographic: Degas
Biographic: Degas

Biographic: Degas

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by Katie Greenwood

The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the defining 50 facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots

Many people know that Edgar Degas (1834–1917) was a French artist and leading light of Impressionism, whose paintings brilliantly capture the movement of ballet dancers. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that by his mid-twenties he had made over 700 copies of other artists’ works; that he produced 1,500 studies of ballet dancers; and that, although Degas exhibited only one sculpture in his lifetime, 150 wax figures were found in his studio after his death. This book presents an instant impression of his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Ammonite Press (October 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781453032
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches