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Edgar Degas

This Is The Edgar Degas Sculpture That Launched A Musical

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life i...

12 Perfect Degas Quotes To Help Unlock Your Inner Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts

On one July 19, 180 years ago this Saturday, a man named Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas was born in Paris, France. You may know him better as Edgar Dega...

A Most Exquisite Exhibit: Degas/Cassatt at the National Gallery

Christian Josi | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Christian Josi

I managed to score a preview and an interview with Kimberly Jones, who serves as associate curator for the Department of French Paintings and who, along with senior conservator of paintings Ann Hoenigswald, took this wonderful, historic concept and made it into an exquisite reality.

82nd & Fifth: AWKWARD by Cora Michael

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this drawing, Degas captures the movement of a young dancer in training with the Paris Opera Ballet. "So much about dance vocabulary has to do with...

Art and Artists I: A Spanish Woman

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

My encounter with the Sargent, and the divergence between my idea of the thing and the thing itself, left me with a contact high for a few days. It was more electrical than chemical in character. I buzzed, with ideas and impulses.

FBI Art Crime Team Founder Robert Wittman Talks Art Theft

James Grundvig | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
James Grundvig

Two events that erupted in 1990 forever changed Wittman's, and America's, outlook regarding art crime.

Did You Mean to Do That? -- A Traveler's Reflections

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

I love sitting in studio classes, experiencing that unique relationship between a master teacher and a student. It always feels like a privilege to hear and see the trust that has been generated and to feel the intensity of the learning and teaching model.

Happy Birthday, Degas!

Posted 07.19.2013 | Arts

In honor of Edgar Degas' birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today is the birthd...

52 books, 52 weeks, Week 4: The Painted Girls

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

It's a great book, the attention it has been getting is deserved, and, personally, reading it made me wish I'd tried harder in ballet class.

Sasha Waltz And Guests Perform At Fondation Beyeler (Video)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.01.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Switzerland) currently presents an exhibition that focuses on the late work of the French artist Edgar Degas, known for h...

Big Art Heist Reported At Dutch Museum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse pot...

The Art of the Fake in Fiction and Non-Fiction

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Alan Elsner

A couple of recent books illustrate our fascination with the arcane world of art forgery. Perhaps, in this Internet age, when so little seems to be truly original, the subject of how to produce a master forgery that will fool all the experts seems particularly relevant.

Happy Birthday, Edgar Degas!

Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Impressionist extraordinaire Edgar Degas. The dreamy painter who idealized the beauty of ballet would turn 178 if he were mag...

Cyan is the Loneliest Color

Daniel Maidman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Here and there, we eventually run into snippets of the history of painting reacting to photography: Degas, reference photograph and painting, see im...

Our Favorite Fathers In Art

Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts would like to officially thank all the Dads out there for all of their hard work, generosity and insight. We can think of no better disp...

Take a Mary Cassatt Birthday Quiz!

Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American artist and early feminist Mary Cassatt. The long time friend of Edgar Degas and influential member of the Impression...

The Line Is Drawn Between Rembrandt And Degas At The Met

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

Soaking in the work of the French Impressionist Edgar Degas is one breathtaking experience to behold, but to examine the artist alongside the great Du...

Christie's Sells 3 Top Works From Liz Taylor's Art Collection

AP | Posted 04.08.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Three top works from the late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor's art collection have sold at a London auction for nearly 14 million poun...

Nobody Wants To Buy Degas' Ballerina

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — A bronze sculpture of a young ballerina by French Impressionist Edgar Degas has failed to find a buyer at Christie's New York auction...

What Is Art? Famous Artists Respond

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

For centuries we have wondered, what is art? Many nights we've tossed and turned pondering this unsolvable question. And now, HuffPost Arts is here to...

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Disciple: What Degas Learned From Rembrandt

David Galenson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

In 1856, 22-year-old Edgar Degas left the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris just a year after he had enrolled.

Guess The Artist

Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

One of the most prominent Post-Impressionist painters, this nineteenth-century artist is best known for his lurid color palette and provocative subjec...

Where Art Is Spoken -- Three Midtown Magnets

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

"Contraband" is the culmination of photographer Taryn Simon's 5-day documentation of every single item -- from sandwiches to firearms -- seized from international flights at JFK Airport in New York.

PAINTING: Degas and Picasso Side-By-Side, Two New York Exhibitions

wsj.com | ANN LANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

New York City is playing host to two Picasso shows this summer, but the most challenging and provocative exhibition dedicated to that colossus of 20th...

INSPIRED ART: 'Picasso Looks at Degas'

wsj.com | MICHAEL FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

'Picasso Looks at Degas" is a double-barreled delight. It offers not only the chance to see many fine works that Picasso made under the inspiration of...