Friday, July 19, 2013

Recommended Reading: Degas and the Dance

Today, July 19, is the birthday of French painter and sculptor Edgar Degas.  Degas (1834 - 1917) is best known for his drawings and paintings of dancers.  During his career, he created more than a thousand beautiful ballet pictures.

You can read about Degas, his art and his fatherly affection for the young dancers of Paris in the book Degas and the Dance: The Painter and the Petits Rats, Perfecting Their Art by Susan Goldman Rubin.

Recommended by Viki, Central Library

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