Degas & The Ballerinas

8 Questions  I  By Cora on July 24, 2009
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  This quiz introduces the life of French impressionist painter Edgar Degas. visit: Cora Chen's website

  

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1.                                                    Degas Edgar Degas (1834-1917), a French impressionist painter, is perhaps best known for his paintings, drawings and bronzes of ________________ and of race horses.
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2.                                                   Degas spent 5 years in Italy, studying Italian art, especially Renaissance works.
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3.                                         rest Returning to Paris in 1859, he combined _________________ styles in his paintings.
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4.                                  pink dancers In the early 1870s the __________________ became his favorite theme.
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5.                                          dancers bend down 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 ________________ .
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6.                                          After 1880, _________________ became Degas's preferred medium.
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7.                                                dancer bowing 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.
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8.                               before performance Degas's sculptures were cast in bronze only ______________ his death.
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