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Degas and the Little Dancer by Laurence Anholt

Title Degas and the Little Dancer
Author Laurence Anholt
Publisher
Release 2009-02-13
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 27
ISBN 9781439599013
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Because Marie helps her poor parents by modeling for an ill-tempered artist, she becomes a famous ballerina but not in the way she had dreamed

Degas and The Little Dancer by Richard Kendall

Title Degas and The Little Dancer
Author Richard Kendall
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release 1998
Category Art
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780300074970
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This beautiful book is the first full-length study of the subject and offers entirely new perspectives on a work that is widely regarded as a key precursor of twentieth-century sculpture. In three chapters, Richard Kendall analyzes the origins of this distinctive figure in Degas's ballet imagery; explores the condition of French sculpture in the 1870s and the significance of Degas's choice of materials, procedures, and exhibition strategy; and describes the critical responses to the first public display of the statuette, particularly those comparing it with dolls and the art of ancient Egypt. Douglas W. Druick then explores the fascinating association between the sculpture and views of criminality current in the artist's day, and for the first time in the history of the work, Arthur Beale examines the technical character of its variant forms using laboratory analysis and X-ray photography. The book presents sixty-five color plates of major works by Degas that encompass the genesis and legacy of the Little Dancer, as well as a wealth of comparative plates and preparatory drawings, some never before published.

The Little Dancer by Géraldine Elschner

Title The Little Dancer
Author Géraldine Elschner
Publisher Prestel Junior
Release 2020-09-22
Category
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9783791374499
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

One of Degas's most celebrated works comes to life in this vibrantly illustrated story of the young ballerina who inspired the artist. Degas's ballerina paintings are well known and admired and his sculptural work Little Dancer Aged Fourteen--the only sculpture he exhibited in his lifetime--is particularly beloved for capturing the essence of a ballerina. This book tells the fictional story of a young girl who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer. Jeanne auditions at the Opera Garnier and moves with her mother, a laundress, to Montmartre where life becomes consumed by rehearsals and classes. One day she meets Mr. D, an artist who asks Jeanne to be his model. As Mr. D works on his sculpture, Jeanne prepares tirelessly for an important performance. The book culminates with Jeanne triumphing at the Opera--and Mr. D completing his sculpture with her help. Olivier Desvaux's gorgeous illustrations, which recall Degas paintings, bring readers into Jeanne's world--the studio where she spends her days, the tiny apartment where she sleeps with her mother, and Mr. D's atelier, where he preserves her story forever. Readers will learn about the life of a young dancer in 19th-century Paris, and at the end of the book they will learn even more about one Degas's most intriguing works.

Title Degas Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
Author Arnoldsche
Publisher Arnoldsche
Release 2015-07-01
Category Art
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9783897903920
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Beginning with the hitherto unknown plaster version of Edgar Degas' Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, Dr. Gregory Hedberg undertakes a comprehensive re-evaluation of the significance and influence of this work of modern art.

Degas Little Dancer by Wesley Middleton

Title Degas Little Dancer
Author Wesley Middleton
Publisher Dramatic Publishing
Release 2001
Category Chicago (Ill.)
Total Pages 74
ISBN 9781583420959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Camille Laurens

Title Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
Author Camille Laurens
Publisher Other Press, LLC
Release 2018-11-20
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1590519590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This absorbing, heartfelt work uncovers the story of the real dancer behind Degas’s now-iconic sculpture, shedding light on the struggles of late nineteenth-century Parisian life. She is famous throughout the world, but how many know her name? You can admire her figure in Washington, Paris, London, New York, Dresden, or Copenhagen, but where is her grave? We know only her age, fourteen, and the work that she did—because it was already grueling work, at an age when children today are sent to school. In the 1880s, she danced as a “little rat” at the Paris Opera, and what is often a dream for young girls now wasn’t a dream for her. She was fired after several years of intense labor; the director had had enough of her repeated absences. She had been working another job, even two, because the few pennies the Opera paid weren’t enough to keep her and her family fed. She was a model, posing for painters or sculptors—among them Edgar Degas. Drawing on a wealth of historical material as well as her own love of ballet and personal experiences of loss, Camille Laurens presents a compelling, compassionate portrait of Marie van Goethem and the world she inhabited that shows the importance of those who have traditionally been overlooked in the study of art.

Title Marie in the Forest
Author
Publisher
Release 2017-08
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9781635580075
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Marie used to perform at the Paris Opera. Edgar Degas' iconic sculpture of her in her dance costume is known worldwide. In this book, she goes dancing in the forest, where she meets leaping deer, rabbits who do arabesques, birds and badgers who join in, and foxes whose elegant tails wave as they dance. Each drawing stars not only the iconic Marie and her animal friends, but the forest itself, which provides music and sets for an imaginative romp across the pages. This whimsical celebration of art and nature offers fun characters and intriguing scenes to entertain young readers as well as enthusiasts of all ages. Also invites children to participate by coloring the pages, or to improvise a dance of their own based on the characters in the book.

Title Rediscovering Degas s Little Dancer
Author Richard Kendall
Publisher
Release 1998
Category
Total Pages 4
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Marie in Fourth Position by Amy Littlesugar

Title Marie in Fourth Position
Author Amy Littlesugar
Publisher Puffin
Release 1999
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9780698117693
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

After she models for the artist and sculptor Edgar Degas, Marie feels transformed into a butterfly and becomes known all over the world as "The Little Dancer."

Little Ballerina by Hélène Kérillis

Title Little Ballerina
Author Hélène Kérillis
Publisher Prestel Publishing
Release 2011
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9783791370811
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

When a ballet student named Laura is late to the opera house she quickly changes into her tutu, but soon she finds that her surroundings have changed and she has become a little nineteenth-century dancer named Rosita.

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