Degas was closest to Renoir in the impressionist’s circle, for both favoured the animated Parisian life of their day as a motif in their paintings. Degas did not attend Gleyre’s studio; most likely he first met the future impressionists at the Café Guerbois. He started his apprenticeship in 1853 at the studio of Louis-Ernest Barrias and, beginning in 1854, studied under Louis Lamothe, who revered Ingres above all others, and transmitted his adoration for this master to Edgar Degas. Starting in 1854 Degas travelled frequently to Italy: first to Naples, where he made the acquaintance of his numerous cousins, and then to Rome and Florence, where he copied tirelessly from the Old Masters. His drawings and sketches already revealed very clear preferences: Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Mantegna, but also Benozzo Gozzoli, Ghirlandaio, Titian, Fra Angelico, Uccello, and Botticelli. During the 1860s and 1870s he became a painter of racecourses, horses and jockeys. His fabulous painter’s memory retained the particularities of movement of horses wherever he saw them. After his first rather complex compositions depicting racecourses, Degas learned the art of translating the nobility and elegance of horses, their nervous movements, and the formal beauty of their musculature. Around the middle of the 1860s Degas made yet another discovery. In 1866 he painted his first composition with ballet as a subject, Mademoiselle Fiocre dans le ballet de la Source (Mademoiselle Fiocre in the Ballet ‘The Spring’) (New York, Brooklyn Museum). Degas had always been a devotee of the theatre, but from now on it would become more and more the focus of his art. Degas’ first painting devoted solely to the ballet was Le Foyer de la danse à l’Opéra de la rue Le Peletier (The Dancing Anteroom at the Opera on Rue Le Peletier) (Paris, Musée d’Orsay). In a carefully constructed composition, with groups of figures balancing one another to the left and the right, each ballet dancer is involved in her own activity, each one is moving in a separate manner from the others. Extended observation and an immense number of sketches were essential to executing such a task. This is why Degas moved from the theatre on to the rehearsal halls, where the dancers practised and took their lessons. This was how Degas arrived at the second sphere of that immediate, everyday life that was to interest him. The ballet would remain his passion until the end of his days.
The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.
Mastering Polychords - Improvisation Ideas explores polychords applications and positions in jazz guitar.Each polychord is analyzed in detail, providing information about chord structure, extended chord name, modal sound and suggested scales for tonal and polytonal improvisation, finally a wide collection of improvisation approaches. This book is suggested to intermediate/advanced players interested in approaching modern harmony sound.
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Vrubel is as a rule observed among the Russian artists of the Symbolist movement. Indeed, he obviously stood isolated from modern art tendencies; therefore the source of his atypical way should be finding in Byzantine and Early Renaissance art. Even in his first works, he demonstrated great talent for drawing and an idiosyncratic style. He would later develop a affinity for fragmentary composition and an "unfinished touch". In the words of an one art historian, "his palette acquired new strong saturated tones resembling the iridescent play of precious stones". In his mature period Vrubel developed a keen interest in Oriental arts, and particularly Persian carpets, and even attempted to imitate their texture in his paintings. Like other artists associated with the Art Nouveau style, he excelled not only in painting but also in applied arts, such as ceramics, majolica, and stained glass. He also produced architectural masks, stage sets, and costumes.
Thirty-Six Jazz Practice Ideas to Get the Most from Your Real Book
You may know about the REAL BOOK, but what you probably don’t know is how much MUSICAL PROGRESS can be accomplished with only a single fake book!
Don’t know what to practice? Don’t want to waste valuable time?
Based on years of university-level teaching, the author of this book gives jazz musicians:Simple, focused melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic strategies on how to use their limited practicing time more efficientlyEasy-to-understand practice ideas for any jazz musician to apply over any real book tunesA blueprint of improvisation tips to avoid the pitfalls of directionless practicing
Here’s the beginner/intermediate jazz strategy list you’ve never seen before:
Thirty-six actionable melodic ideas, harmonic ideas, rhythmic and metric tips, ear training exercises, and basic arranging and composition blueprints, and more…Do you know why many young musicians fail? Why intermediate-level musicians get stuck?Do you feel like the secrets of WHAT and HOW to practice jazz improvisation are out of your reach?Do you want to really deepen your connection to the music you play?
Sometimes jazz musicians want to get better, but don’t always know how — even with the help of a teacher. These thirty-six jazz practice ideas cover a wide range of modern jazz improvisation strategies, presented in clear topic chapters to provide the most effective results for beginner and intermediate players.
You want to know what to practice?
Any real book or fake book tune.
Okay, now what?
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For jazz piano, jazz guitar, jazz saxophone, jazz trumpet, jazz bass, jazz voice, jazz trombone, jazz drums, and all other improvising instruments.
This vibrant and entrancing book invites readers on a journey around the world. Artist and globetrotter Shirin Sahba celebrates the diversity of people, places, and traditions, and revels in the joy of the journey itself. In exquisitely detailed paintings, she captures fleeting moments and small treasures—a brightly colored sari fluttering in the breeze, a mother and child enjoying gelatos on a hot Italian day, the mesmerizing pattern of an antique Chinese carpet. Along the way, the artist shares reflections, inspirations, and stories, immersing readers in each new landscape. This ebook is perfect for nomads, graduates, retirees, or anyone setting off in search of their own new horizons.
Easy Step by Step Book for Kids To Draw Anime Manga Cartoon Characters.
The "How To Draw Anime " guide will enable your child to communicate with the outside world with visual intelligence. They will learn to express their feelings, emotions and wants more efficiently.
Peter Child's " How To Draw Anime " will help your children develop important cognitive skill . They will learn to express their emotions by drawing cartoon characters of anime manga that they see in the TV . This will teach them how to become a better artist.
This book in targeted towards young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical and drawing skills and build a repertoire of skills.
Gradually your children will learn to express their feeling towards their family, friends and loved ones. They will start to correlate them with anime characters in a funny and constructive manner.
With time , your children will build confidence in drawing . At the same time they will be confident to recognize common cartoon characters and reproduce those using a pencil and a piece of paper.
If you are looking for a drawing book to guide your kids through step by step, you got it! This book is simple at the same time challenging. Simplicity will mean that your children will enjoy their work. Challenging will mean that they won't get bored . They will progress higher by going through the steps.
Even the youngest artists can learn how to draw anime step by step from basic shapes such as circles and ellipses. This book shows 33 anime manga cartoon heroes, heroines and villains drawn step by step.
Benefits of the book:
"How To Draw Anime" by Peter Childs will help your children with-Communication skills.Memory and recognition skillsHand-Eye co-ordinationsEarly art conceptPride is drawingUnderstanding of the worldMotivation and patienceColor vocabulary
Don’t let your child fall behind. This isn’t necessarily about the quality of their current artwork, it is about their ability to communicate with their surroundings.
Order this book and you will see how the simple process of improving your child’s ability to draw common cartoon characters will translate into an improved ability to connect with the world.
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