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  • Now adored, this original wax version of Edgar Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1878–1881) was reviled by most critics when it was shown at the 1881 impressionist exhibition in Paris.
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  • Edgar Degas' Study in the Nude of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Nude Little Dancer), c. 1878-1881 is the subject of a new show at the Kennedy Center starring Tiler Peck. (National Gallery of Art ...
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  • During the Victorian era the study of phrenology, then a very popular and widely accepted scientific theory purported to predict moral character and mental abilities based on cranium size. This belief led many to believe that Degas gave the "Little Dancer" a prominent nose, mouth, and receding forehead to suggest she was a criminal.
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  • Degas and the Little Dancer shares the true story of a young dancer, Marie, who worked as a model for the artist Degas in order to pay for her dance classes. It is an honest story that shows Degas for the artist and man he truly was and how he worked with his models.
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  • Artwork page for ‘Little Dancer Aged Fourteen’, Edgar Degas, 1880-1, cast c.1922 on display at Tate Modern. The model for this sculpture was ballet student Marie Van Goethem. Degas first made a wax sculpture of her in the nude. Then, aiming for a naturalistic effect, he dressed it in clothing made of real fabrics. When the wax sculpture was first exhibited, contemporaries were shocked by ...
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  • Edgar Degas French, 1834 - 1917 Little Dancer Aged Fourteen 1878-1881 pigmented beeswax, clay, metal armature, rope, paintbrushes, human hair, silk and linen ribbon, cotton faille bodice, cotton and silk tutu, linen slippers, on wooden base
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  • "Little Dancer," a sculpture by French artist Edgar Degas, is seen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 2014. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption
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  • Degas’ statue “Little Dancer, Age 14” poses a somewhat different idea of dynamics between artist and subject, though one similarly fraught with gendered power imbalances. Laurens posits that it’s highly unlikely Degas sexually abused 14-year-old van Goethem, because Degas was a well-documented celibate, his abstinence rooted in a ...
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  • Upon Degas's death in 1917, more than 150 figurative sculptures were found in his studio. Most were made of fragile wax, clay, and plastiline (a wax- and oil-based modeling material). Many had deteriorated. Only a few were preserved in copies that had been cast from them in plaster.
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  • This miniature ornament celebrates The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, the beloved figure by Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917).Hang her on your tree—or display her all year long. When the original sculpture was first shown in 1881 at the 6th Impressionist exhibition, the striking portrait of Marie van Goethen was dressed in a fabric tutu, ballet slippers, and a wig of human hair tied in a ...
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  • The little dancer posed nude for Degas, and of course that would be considered quite shocking now, but dancers had a certain reputation back then, and as many needed to supplement their income whilst training, modelling was one way of doing it, and of course being 'nice' to the opera patrons was another.
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  • DegasLittle Dancer Aged Fourteen. On View at NOMA October 10, 2014-March 1, 2015 New Orleans, LA– Edgar DegasLittle Dancer Aged Fourteen, the only three-dimensional work exhibited during his lifetime, will be the highlight of a focus exhibition at NOMA opening October 10, 2014.
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  • 'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse Ballerina Marie Van Goethem started modeling for Edgar Degas around 1878 and inspired his statue Little Dancer Aged ...
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  • Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” by Edgar Degas is now at the Speed. | Courtesy of Speed Museum. There’s a new resident at the Speed Art Museum.. A young girl, 14, cast in bronze.
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  • Little Dancer of Fourteen Years (French: La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans) (1881) is a statue by Edgar Degas.The work measures 81 inches in height. The subject is a young dance student named Marie van Goethem. The relationship between van Goethem and Degas is uncertain.
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  • This is Degas's largest and most ambitious sculpture. It was never cast in bronze in his lifetime, but he exhibited the original wax model, in 1881, at the Sixth Impressionist Exhibition in Paris. Today, most viewers find the little dancer endearing. But in 1881 Paris, she was greeted with as much hostility as praise.
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  • At the sixth impressionist exhibition in the spring of 1881, Edgar Degas presented the only sculpture that he would ever exhibit in public. The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, the title given by the artist, has become one of the most beloved works of art, well known through the many bronze casts produced from this unique original statuette, following the artist's death.
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  • Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Little Dancer Aged Fourteen 1880-81 bronze with gauze tutu and silk ribbon, on wooden base Overall: 39 in. (99 cm) Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute ...
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  • ... will be closed on August 1 for installation; Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Edgar Degas will be off view. We apologize for the ...
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  • Rumaan Alam reviews Camille Laurens’s new book, “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,” which explores the back story of Edgar Degas’s famous sculpture and focusses on its subject, the young dancer ...
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