Subversion of the gaze Degas and the social implications of his Dancers

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Subversion of the gaze Degas and the social implications of his Dancers

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dc.contributor.advisor Connelly, Frances S., 1953- en
dc.contributor.author Martin, Lisa Simone, 1980-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-10T18:46:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-10T18:46:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-10
dc.date.submitted 2011 Summer en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11357
dc.description Title from PDF of title page, viewed on August 10, 2011 en
dc.description Thesis advisor: Frances Connelly en
dc.description Vita en
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-60) en
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Art and Art History. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011 en
dc.description.abstract Edgar Degas' portrayal of women has generated particular interest. His subjects were often thought to be women of ill-repute, yet Degas shows them hard at work. I believe that Degas purposefully set out to chronicle the plight of working women as part of his commitment to realism in art. Looking at his series of ballet paintings and contrasting them with the works of other contemporary artists, I hope to show that Degas worked with a social consciousness of the unfair role forced on women in his society. will look at historical data, including information on the Paris Opera and its habitués. The concluding in-depth analysis of Degas' ballet images will place Degas' work in relation to other artists of his day working with similar subject matter. I hope to show that Degas was an artist both conscious of and sympathetic to the circumstances of the women he depicted. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 61 pages en
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Kansas City en
dc.subject.lcsh Women in art en
dc.subject.lcsh Social problems in art en
dc.subject.lcsh Degas, Edgar, -- 1834-1917 -- Criticism and interpretation en
dc.subject.other Thesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Art and art history en
dc.subject.other Introduction -- Setting the stage: politics, culture, and gender roles in nineteenth-century France -- All that glitters: life at the Paris Opera -- Degas and his Dancers -- Conclusion en
dc.title Subversion of the gaze Degas and the social implications of his Dancers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Art History en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Kansas City en
thesis.degree.name M.A. en
thesis.degree.level Masters en


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