Thursday, July 19, 2007

happy birthday degas

I created a slideshow last night to commemorate and celebrate the 173rd birthday of the incredible and amazing impressionist painter Edgar Degas. He is my favorite painter (along with Van Gogh). I have seen his work in person at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The beauty of his paintings is something to experience with your own eyes. I created a tribute space for him last year, which currently has over 2200 admirers. You may view that page at this link:

I also created an album of photos on his space called "My Paintings". You may view each image in the below slideshow in that album, complete with title and location of the artwork. It was a labor of love for someone that inspires me each day.

From Wikipedia: Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. A superb draughtsman, he is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half his works depict dancers. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are considered to be among the finest in the history of art.

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New York, NY, United States
aspiring artist/filmmaker/photographer