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Degas and the Dance: The Painter and the Petits Rats, Perfecting their Art

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Degas and the Dance: The Painter and the Petits Rats, Perfecting their Art
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Harry N. Abrams (first published January 1st 2002)
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Sara Felice
Dec 02, 2014 Sara Felice rated it really liked it
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I have always enjoyed the paintings by Degas, I find them very captivating. Which sparked my interest in reading this book. I found the information about his painting technique interesting and enjoyed looking through over thirty pieces of his paintings. I would have liked the book more if it had discussed Degas life and who he was as a person, rather than the book being entirely about his paintings.
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Jul 05, 2008 Petra Eggs rated it it was amazing
I wanted to be a ballerina when I was a little girl - didn't we all, that or a princess, but it wasn't something my parents were willing to let me do. So I drew and painted and fell in love with a bronze statue of a ballerina in a style after Degas and eventually I found Degas and fell in love with his pictures too. I think what is special about Degas was that his work was all action and his ability to paint light with a delicate, but enlivening touch was quite marvellous even among the wonderfu ...more
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Mar 26, 2016 Zoe rated it it was amazing
A lovely book for anyone interested in the concept of "practice;" the concept of the process. I happen to admire Degas immensely, ever since viewing his work at the Guggenheim museum in New York as a child. In this book, the perseverance of the child dancers is paralleled to the perseverance of the painter, as they work side by side, encouraging each other, admiring each other, and relating to one another.
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Using the artwork of Degas, this picture book biography shows how Degas studied the ballet students (petits rats) and related his artwork to the training it takes to become a ballerina. He studied the ballerinas in the studios and in their performances. Beautiful illustrations, the work of Degas, are portrayed throughout this picture book biography for students in grades 2 through 5.
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Using the artwork of Degas, this picture book biography shows how Degas studied the ballet students (petits rats) and related his artwork to the training it takes to become a ballerina. He studied the ballerinas in the studios and in their performances. Beautiful illustrations, the work of Degas, are portrayed throughout this picture book biography for students in grades 2 through 5.
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Juvenile Section Book. Interesting introduction to Degas style for young minds and old.
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Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of more than forty-five books for young people, including Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter; The Yellow House: Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side; and Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow. A long-time instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers Program, Susan Goldman Rubin lives in Malibu, California.
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