Degas, Painter of Ballerinas
Susan Goldman Rubin
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The
Through Edgar Degas's beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the most celebrated painters of the impressionist movement, and his ballerina paintings are among the most favorite of his fans. In his artwork, Degas captures every moment, from the relentless hours of practice to the glamour of appearing on stage, revealing a dancer's journey from novice to prima ballerina. Observing young students, Degas drew their poses again and again, determined to achieve perfection. The book includes a brief biography of his entire life, endnotes, bibliography, where to see his paintings, and an index.
Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of many biographies for young people, including Coco Chanel: Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress; Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter; Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People; and Hot Pink: The Life and Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli. She lives in Malibu, California.The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and most diverse museums in the world.