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This absorbing, heartfelt work tells the story of the real dancer behind Degas s now iconic sculpture, and the struggles of late nineteenth century bohemian life of Paris.She is famous throughout the world, but how many know her name You can admire her figure in Washington, Paris, London, New York, Dresden, or Copenhagen, but where is she buried We know only her age, fourteen, and the work that she did, already grueling work, at an age when children today are in school In the 1880s, she danced as a little rat at the Paris Opera, and what is often a dream for young girls now wasn t a dream for her She was fired after several years of hard work the director had had enough of her repeated absences She had been working another job, even two, because the few pennies the Opera paid weren t enough to keep her and her family fed She was a model, posing for painters or sculptors among them Edgar Degas.Drawing on a wealth of historical material as well as her own love of ballet and personal experience of loss, Camille Laurens presents a compelling, compassionate portrait of Marie van Goethem and the world of the artists models themselves, traditionally overlooked in the history of art....

Title : Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas's Masterpiece
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ISBN : 1590519582
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Other Press November 20, 2018
Number of Pages : 176 pages
File Size : 661 KB
Status : Available For Download
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