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ERIC Number: ED470398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Degas at the Races. Teaching Program.
Jones, Kimberly; Sturman, Shelley; Perlin Ruth R.; Moore, Barabara S.
This teaching guide discusses Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas (1834-1917), his paintings, and his sculpture. The guide focuses on his paintings of daily activities at the horse racetrack in Paris (France). The unit has a concise biography of Degas. It is divided into two parts: Part 1: "Paintings and Drawings" (Kimberly Jones); and Part 2: "Sculpture" (Shelley Sturman). Part 1 shows pictures of 10 Degas paintings and discusses the circumstances of their production. Part 2 uses the same strategy for nine Degas sculptures. The guide provides classroom activities for visual arts, advertising, journalism, and the depiction of French life during the time that Degas painted and sculpted. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: France (Paris)