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Degas, Painter of Ballerinas


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Susan Goldman Rubinis the award-winning author of many biographies for young people, including Coco Chanel, Diego Rivera, and Hot Pink. She lives in Malibu, California.The Metropolitan Museum of Artis the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and the world's most encyclopedic art museum.


"A beautiful, engaging, and informative book . . . it's hard to find fault with this enchanting book. It's the perfect gift for aspiring artists and dancers."-- "New York Journal of Books"
"A handsome exploration of an artist's love affair with ballet . . . While ballet lovers will enjoy this glimpse into a 19th-century world (one painting includes Jules Perrot, a noted choreographer), art students will learn much from the exploration of techniques that Degas employed."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"In this handsomely designed book, prepared in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art . . . Rubin uses clear, economical, graceful prose to describe the perfectionist master's life and career, artistic techniques and media, and painstaking approach to craft."-- "School Library Journal"
"Plainspoken text ("He portrayed their gestures: leaning against a bench, stretching, rubbing their aching necks") describes the artist's working process, observations of the dancers, and his sympathy for their hard work."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"This gorgeous book will appeal to artists and dancers alike, and there is enough vetted biographical information to make this useful for research as well."-- "School Library Connection"

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