Degas in New Orleans: Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable

Degas in New Orleans Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable Edgar Degas traveled from Paris to New Orleans during the fall of to visit the American branch of his mother s family the Mussons This war torn diverse and conflicted city elicited from Degas

  • Title: Degas in New Orleans: Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable
  • Author: Christopher E.G. Benfey
  • ISBN: 9780520218185
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edgar Degas traveled from Paris to New Orleans during the fall of 1872 to visit the American branch of his mother s family, the Mussons This war torn, diverse, and conflicted city elicited from Degas some of his finest paintings He arrived at a key moment in the cultural history of this most exotic of American cities, still recovering from the agony of the Civil War ThiEdgar Degas traveled from Paris to New Orleans during the fall of 1872 to visit the American branch of his mother s family, the Mussons This war torn, diverse, and conflicted city elicited from Degas some of his finest paintings He arrived at a key moment in the cultural history of this most exotic of American cities, still recovering from the agony of the Civil War This decisive period of Reconstruction, in which his American relatives were importantly involved, was also the time when the American writers Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable were beginning to mine the resources of New Orleans culture and history.

    Edgar Degas Degas was born in Paris, France, into a moderately wealthy family He was the oldest of five children of Clestine Musson De Gas, a Creole from New Orleans, Louisiana, and Augustin De Gas, a banker.His maternal grandfather Germain Musson, was born in Port au Prince, Haiti of French descent and had settled in New Orleans in Degas he adopted this less grandiose spelling of his family Edgar Degas Online ArtCyclopedia Edgar Degas French Realist Impressionist Painter and Sculptor, Guide to pictures of works by Edgar Degas in art museum sites and image archives worldwide. Cafe Degas New Orleans Restaurant Named after the th century French Impressionist, Edgar Degas, who once lived nearby in the fashionable Creole district, Cafe Degas is a charming place to eat outdoors with all the comforts of indoor dining Located on verdant Esplanade Avenue, this chic neighborhood restaurant provides a Cafe Degas A French culinary beauty in New Orleans Header Content Region Insert text, image or banner ads here, or just delete this text and leave this area blank NO_Degas Old New Orleans Artist Edgar Degas, considered one of the founders of the French Impressionist movement, was born in France, in His father was French, but his mother was from New Orleans. Degas House New Orleans A New Orleans Bed and Breakfast, Degas House is home to the French Impressionist Master, Edgar Degas, and is a masterpiece of history and hospitality. WebMuseum Degas, Edgar Ballet dancers There are many great paintings to remind us that the artists of the Impressionist age were sensitively aware of contemporary life Among the supreme masterpieces of the century are Degas s pictures of the ballet and its dancers. Degas Gallery Alice Henderson Michael Guidry February , Jacques Soulas January , Robin Benton Crutcher Dream Work December Marcia Holmes Cote d Azur Reflections, November Edgar Degas Impressionist Figure Painter Absinthe Musee d Orsay, Paris One of the greatest genre paintings of the Impressionist period Edgar Degas Contents Introduction Early Life History Paintings and Family Portraits Contemporary Genre Paintings Impressionism New Realism of Photography Later Years Degas the Artist Legacy NOTE For analysis of works by Impressionist painters Edgar Degas An Anti Semite For Our Times Real Jew News EDGAR DEGAS WAS BORN OF ARISTOCRATIC BANKERS in Paris on July , Until his death in , Degas cherished an attachment to his grandfather, Hilaire De Gas, a well to do banker of the French aristocracy Developing his artistic talent when years old as a copyist at the Louvre in Paris

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    1. In 1872, artist Edgar Degas left his home city of Paris and traveled to New Orleans, where he stayed for a few months. In so doing, Degas left a turbulent Paris that had just experienced military defeat (in the Franco-Prussian War), German occupation, and the turmoil of the Commune, and entered an equally turbulent New Orleans community that had recently endured military defeat (in the American Civil War) and Union occupation, and was going through the turmoil of the Reconstruction period. In De [...]

    2. As a resident of New Orleans, I knew that Degas had visited briefly to stay with his relatives the Musson family. In fact, their family home is now a bed and breakfast that also offers historical tours about Degas and his time in New Orleans. I was very excited to stumble upon this book and gain more insight into Degas and his time here. While the book does provide quite a bit of information about Degas and his time in New Orleans, the book is actually more of a study in the political and racial [...]

    3. Reconstruction New Orleans. Kate Chopin and George Cable. A superb chapter called 'The Cotton Ballet' because this is, after all, about Degas in New Orleans, looking for subjects and shielding his eyes from the sun. He settled for interiors. Whatever the subject, the book is rich with Degas greens and rooms with floors that go on forever. I do love the floors of Edgar Degas.

    4. A rich and brilliant exploration of 19th century New Orleans that uses paintings by Degas and fictions by Cable and Chopin to examine the compelling and complicated history of my favorite city. An exhilarating blend of art, literary, and cultural scholarship that even readers not as obsessed with the Crescent City as I am would enjoy.

    5. Degas traveled to New Orleans after the Civil War to visit his mother's side of the family. This book chronicles some of the people he met and those he already knew that influenced his paintings during that time period. I liked the book because I am interested in art history, however there were times when I had to remind myself how certain sections tied in with Degas.

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