Edgar Degas's Foyer De La Danse

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Edgar Degas was an impressionist artist but he preferred to call himself a realist or independent (Schenkel 1). He wanted his works to capture fleeting moments in the lower of modern setting (Schenkel 1). The work he preferred to do were paintings of theaters and cafes illuminated by artificial light (Schenkel 1). He used the artificial lights to contour his figures (Schenklel 1). Edgar Degas was intrigued by the human figure and how he could capture the body in unusual positions (Edgar Degas Biography, Art, Analysis of Work 1). This resulted in his art pieces being of women who were dancers, singers, and laundresses . The climate during the era was always varying. In the north area the climate was harsh. It was very cold during winters and…show more content…
He created the painting Foyer de la Danse in 1872. It is a painting of ballerinas in a dance studio. Foyer de la Danse has a striking arrangement of space which follows his contemporaries throughout the new modern city (Edgar Degas Most Important Art 1). “To achieve this, rather than compose the figures in a more orderly and centered fashion, he has them dispersed them about the canvas” (Edgar Degas Most Important Art 1). “A chair is incongruously placed in the center” (Edgar Degas Most Important Art 1). An important element is it is painted at an angel instead of a traditional box like container (Edgar Degas Biography, Art, Analysis of Work…show more content…
It was created in the year 1873. “The financial woes of Degas’s own family had a direct bearing on his conception of A Cotton Office” (Brown 217). This picture was the result of several individual sketches and careful attention to detail over a length of time (Edgar Degas Most Important Art 1). The art work created by Edgar Degas was always like this. Edgar Degas had great skill to be able to handle deep space and multiple figures (Edgar Degas Most Important Art 1). “He knit together space by stretching areas of white across the center of the picture, letting our eye move from the cotton on the left, through the newspaper, to the shirt of the figure on the right” (Edgar Degas Most Important Art
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