Edgar Degas and his most iconic sculptures
Edgar Degas is considered to be one of the fathers of impressionism. He was born in Paris in 1834 and without doubt is one of the greatest masters in history, known foremost for his paintings. His works are able to transmit the movement and feelings of the life itself.
The impressionist sculptures offered by Buysculpture also capture the essence of liveliness and encase the sensation of movement, of the passing instances of life, etc.
Edgar Degas and his artistic carrier
Without a doubt Edgar Degas is considered one of the fathers of impressionism, technically it is not certain for the movement originated among painters who used the saturation of bright colors, concentrating in the atmosphere, changes of the light in attempt to capture the exact moment.
Edgar Degas has never actually fully adopted this technique, and sometimes criticised some of works of the era, in reality, however, throughout major part of his life he copied works of the he admired – Inges and Delacroix.
His most known paintings are the ballerinas, however, this great artist has created a great number of works worth the mention, beginning with his icons painted in historical style and portraits of individuals as well as groups, and finishing on his paintings depicting stations from normal life, scenes from the horse races, women doing the washing and finally the ballerinas.
Edgar Degas’s ballerinas
As mentioned earlier, the ballerinas are a subject much liked by Edgar Degas and numerous of his works seem to show different visions of ballerinas, from acting, preparing themselves etc.
Since 1870 since the works on this subject begun to be more prominent and frequent, although they were often combined with other shown at scenes such as the famous cafe “La Absenta” or “Singer with a glove”.
Edgar Degas and sculpture
The obsession with ballerinas is reflected in this genius painters sculptures, for he also was a sculptor. Only one of his sculpture was on display: it is de ballerina made of clay, depicting a girl of 14 years of authentic size, with real hair and dressed in a tutu of a real ballerina.
The realism of this sculpture is so extraordinary that it proved certain unrest in those who beheld it.
Edgar Degas has sculpted and hid a significant amount of clay sculptures, ca. 150, which were then found by his heirs after his death, many of them in bad state.
At our art gallery Buysculptre we offer you our version of Edgar Degas’ Ballerinas in form of sculpture created by the best contemporary artists.