Germany reveals more details of Nazi art trove

Germany reveals more details of Nazi art trove

BERLIN, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The German government posted on its website details of more than 100 more art works discovered in a trove of suspected Nazi loot in Munich.

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Stolen masterpieces found in unlocked car

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Two of four Impressionist masterpieces stolen from a museum in an audacious heist in Zurich, Switzerland, have been found in good condition in an unlocked car.

Works valued at $91M stolen from museum

ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Works by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, valued at $91 million, were stolen from a Swiss gallery, police said.

St. Louis museum buys $10M Degas oil

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Art Museum has paid about $10 million for a late 19th Century oil painting by Edgar Degas.

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Eye disease gave painters different view

STANFORD, Calif., April 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. ophthalmologist has recreated famous works of art as the painters might have seen their own work while suffering from eye disease.

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Art catalogues trace French history

PARIS, July 8 (UPI) -- A collection of catalogues detailing French art history dating back to 1732 will go on sale this month in the French town of Nogent-sur-Marne.

Boston's Gardner Museum to be enlarged

BOSTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The century-old Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston has hired Italian architect Renzo Piano to design an addition that will double the museum's space.

National Gallery plans French art festival

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The National Gallery of Art in Washington is planning exhibits focusing on French art in 2005 and 2006, the first centered on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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French Academy gets its due in New York

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The first blockbuster art show of the new season, a bicentennial tribute to the French Academy in Rome, is the opening exhibit of a new $4 million museum in mid
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Edgar Degas
J. Carter Brown, director of the National Gallery, shows First Lady Nancy Reagan a Edgar Degas sculpture during teh First Lady's visit to the gallery March 13, 1986 to view "the New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886" exhibition. The scupture, entitled "The Fourteen Year-Old Dancer," is the only sculpture in the exhibit. (UPI PHOTO/Mary Anne Fackelman-Miner/THE WHITE HOUSE)

Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas (French pronunciation: ), was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. A superb draughtsman, he is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half his works depict dancers. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and depiction of human isolation.

Early in his career, he wanted to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic training and close study of classic art. In his early thirties, he changed course, and by bringing the traditional methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life.

Degas was born in Paris, France, the eldest of five children of Célestine Musson De Gas and Augustin De Gas, a banker. The family was moderately wealthy. His mother died when Degas was thirteen, after which his father and grandfather were the main influences on his early life. At age eleven, Degas (in adulthood he abandoned the more pretentious spelling of the family name) began his schooling with enrollment in the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, graduating in 1853 with a baccalauréat in literature.

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