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Degas & The Ballerinas

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Degas & The Ballerinas

This quiz introduces the life of French impressionist painter Edgar Degas. visit: Cora Chen's website

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  • 1. 
                                                      Edgar Degas (1834-1917), a French impressionist painter, is perhaps best known for his paintings, drawings and bronzes of ________________ and of race horses.
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Still-life

    • C. 

      Ballerinas

  • 2. 
                                                     Degas spent 5 years in Italy, studying Italian art, especially Renaissance works.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
                                           Returning to Paris in 1859, he combined _________________ styles in his paintings.
    • A. 

      Renaissance and classical

    • B. 

      Classical and romantic

    • C. 

      Romantic and contemporary

  • 4. 
                                    In the early 1870s the __________________ became his favorite theme.
    • A. 

      Landscape

    • B. 

      Theatrical scenes and portraits

    • C. 

      Ballerinas

  • 5. 
                                            Degas sketched from a live model in his studio and combined poses into groupings to depict ballerinas on and off stage.  "On and off stage" means ________________ .
    • A. 

      Performing or rehearsing on stage

    • B. 

      Resting or waiting for performances back stage

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 6. 
                                            After 1880, _________________ became Degas's preferred medium.
    • A. 

      Oil painting

    • B. 

      Pastel

    • C. 

      Water color

  • 7. 
                                                  As his eyesight failed after he exhibited a sculpture "Little Dancer" in 1881, Degas relied on his sense of touch to model wax sculptures of dancers and horses.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
                                 Degas's sculptures were cast in bronze only ______________ his death.
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      After

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