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Published by Yale University Press, Joslyn Art Museum in New Haven, Omaha, Neb .
Written in English


  • Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Exhibitions,
  • Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917. -- Exhibitions,
  • Ballet dancing in art -- Exhibitions

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Edition Notes

StatementRichard Kendall with contributions by Douglas W. Druick and Arthur Beale.
ContributionsDegas, Edgar, 1834-1917., Druick, Douglas W., Beale, Arthur., Joslyn Art Museum.
LC ClassificationsN6853.D33 A4 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL712708M
ISBN 100300074972
LC Control Number97080502

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Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece by Camille Laurens and Willard Wood | out of 5 stars Outside a close circle of friends, Degas’ fascination with making sculpture was little known during his lifetime. His sculptural work was largely private and exploratory, and he only ever exhibited one piece: the National Gallery of Art’s original wax version of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (–). But when his studio was inventoried after his death in , more than sculptures.   This is a wonderful book that helps children (and adults) see the reality that lies behind art. My daughter was first introduced to this book at the age of 8. Now she notices the "Little Dancer" every time she sees it. Knowing the background of both Degas and his young dancer has made the art itself more interesting.5/5(5).   The work itself was an act of defiance, argues French writer Camille Laurens in the fascinating new book “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas’s Masterpiece.”.

  "Little Dancer," a sculpture by French artist Edgar Degas, is seen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on J Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via .   Laurence Anholt is the author and illustrator of several children's books about famous artists, all available in North America from B.E.S.. They include Degas and the Little Dancer, Leonardo and the Flying Boy, The Magical Garden of Claude Monet, and van Gogh and the Sunflowers/5(4).   Edgar Degas' Study in the Nude of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Nude Little Dancer), c. is the subject of a new show at the Kennedy Center starring Tiler Peck. (National Gallery of .   Degas’ statue “Little Dancer, Age 14” poses a somewhat different idea of dynamics between artist and subject, though one similarly fraught with gendered power imbalances. Laurens posits that it’s highly unlikely Degas sexually abused year-old van Goethem, because Degas was a well-documented celibate, his abstinence rooted in a.

Little Dancer (now titled Marie, Dancing Still) is a musical with music by Stephen Flaherty and book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the statue of the same musical premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in The original production was directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.. The musical was retitled Marie, Dancing Still – A New Musical in , prior Book: Lynn Ahrens. At the sixth impressionist exhibition in the spring of , Edgar Degas presented the only sculpture that he would ever exhibit in public. The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, the title given by the artist, has become one of the most beloved works of art, well known through the many bronze casts produced from this unique original statuette, following the artist's death.   "Certainly no single work (or at least its 31 variants) has inspired a more elegant or exhaustive volume than Degas and the Little book includes not only the numerous drawings in which Degas worked out the statue’s famous pose but a full array of his other ballet works by other artists of the period.   Degas' Little Dancer: The Earlier Version That Helped Spark The Birth Of Modern Art.