Degas, Painter of Ballerinas
Illustrator: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through Edgar Degas’s beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman
Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the
most celebrated painters of the impressionist movement, and his ballerina paintings
are among the most favorite of his fans. In his artwork, Degas captures every
moment, from the relentless hours of practice to the glamour of appearing on stage,
revealing a dancer’s journey from novice to prima ballerina. Observing young
students, Degas drew their poses again and again, determined to achieve perfection.
The book includes a brief biography of his entire life, endnotes, bibliography, where to
see his paintings, and an index.
Further information about Edgar Degas. Author’s note. Source notes. Glossary. List of museums with art by Degas. Bibliography. Index. Full-color reproductions of Degas paintings.
JLG Release: Sep 2019
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Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 8.3; Points: 4;