Representations of Movement in the Art of Edgar Degas


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Which of these characteristics of impressionist art did Degas not align with?

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1. What about Degas' sense of motion is distinctly impressionist?

2. Which of these characteristics of Degas' work indirectly contributes to a sense of motion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz-worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of movement in Impressionist paintings by Edgar Degas. Some of the topics you'll be tested on are the meaning of motion in Impressionist art and the technique used to represent motion in Degas' paintings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of Impressionist art
  • Painting techniques in Degas' work
  • Meaning of movement in Impressionist art

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how subjects were posed in Edgar Degas' paintings
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Degas and movement
  • Making connections - understand how Degas' artwork relates to the Impressionist art movement

Additional Learning

To learn more about motion in Degas' paintings, review the accompanying lesson Representations of Movement in the Art of Edgar Degas. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Impressionist painter Edgar Degas
  • Understand how Degas conveyed movement in his paintings
  • Learn how Degas' work fits within the Impressionist movement
  • Discuss major paintings by Degas
  • Differentiate between movement in dance scenes and other common scenes in Degas' work