ABC Wednesday – Egypt Art and Edgar Degas


ABC Wednesday : E for Egypt Art and Edgar Degas
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Egypt Art and Edgar Degas
 at Ny Glyptotek – Copenhagen, Denmark



Egypt –The collection contains statues, reliefs, paintings, decorated mummies, painted mummy coffins and a wealth of tomb treasures.
In Egypt art was a magic tool.The pictures in the temples and tombs were silent rituals which were to serve the gods and the dead.


 According to belief, the statues took the place of the living bodies and the pictures were conjurations by means of which was depicted would take place in reality.

Edgar Degas. Studies in Bronze
The French artist Edgar Degas ( 1834-1917) experimented with expressing movement in his paintings and sculptures.


Edgar Degas is best known as a painter, but as concomitant to his paintings, he modelled sculptures in wax in order to understand better the body in motion.
The new display can be seen until 1.5.2011.

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38 thoughts on “ABC Wednesday – Egypt Art and Edgar Degas

  1. What a timely tribute to Egyptian history. Historical traditions fascinate me.
    Love the sculpture of the lady bathing…the curl of the toes around the lip of the bath.

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  2. Definitely a great time for a tribute to Egypt and I have always been fascinated by their history as well. Your captures are superb as always, Leia! And I love the sculptures by Degas and particularly the lady in the tub! Terrific!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia
    ABC Team

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  3. These days Egypt has been in our hearts, thank you for this wonderful post.
    Have a nice day, Bravo Leia!!!

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  4. There was a Degas exhibition here a while ago and I was fascinated by his sculptures, of dancers and horses alike. Great choice for E

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  5. Muito show… e pra aproveitar o tema, confesso que conheço um monte de múmias… daquelas que ainda andam e falam…

    ;-P

    JOPZ

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  6. I was horrified when it looked as though the ancient Egyptian art might be destroyed with the upheaval; glad it's calmed down.
    I've usually found that photos don't do justice to sculpture – certainly true with Rodin I've first viewed in picture then in person; still a nice representation.
    On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! – ROG

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  7. Degas was able to illustrate lightness through marble, iron..that's great!
    i'm happy to see some egyptian treasures protected there..I was so sad when I saw what happened to the museum in Cairo..

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  8. Thanks for this tribute to the Egyptian art and to Degas.
    I hope some of the treasured art pieces get returned to the museum and aren't destroyed forever.
    Love the sculpture of the woman in the tub and all of the fine detail.

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  9. Excellent “E” captures, mes amis! You have presented two favorites of mine: Egypt's treasures and absolutely anything of Degas! The woman in the bath is just amazing… what a talent

    Bises,
    G

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  10. Fascinating post today! I love Egyptian art and I love Degas, it was really great pleasure to visit your blog!
    Have a nice evening:)
    Hugs
    Joo
    xxx

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  11. Egypt and Edgar . . . both highly worthy of “E”. We visited Egypt about one year ago, and great historic art was everywhere.

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  12. I would go there only for the exhibition ! I heard this morning that Egypt is open for tourists again !! I am soooo happy, I was already afraid I couldn't go there in November as I usually do !

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  13. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek justifies a trip to Denmark only by itself. I'll take any Degas against the mummies…

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  14. Love egyptian art and I'm one of those who think that most it, which is world spread, should return to Egypt. It's heartbreaking looking at empty places while visiting the monuments there… but have you heard of the recent missing or destroyed pieces at the Cairo Museum?…

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  15. Very cool!
    Degas' bather has a very similar friend taking a bath at the Norton Simon museum in Pasadena. I think we were looking at Degas sculptures about the same weekend!

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