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Do you also know the name of that particular work ?

He did this to give the middle finger to the art establishment.
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I had never heard this story, but I suspect this is the painting in question:



Edgar Degas, Jockeys Before the Race
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Nice find ! That is not how I remember it, but that's it.
What did you Google for? I Googled for a bit and couldn't find it.
Thanks!
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This question has made me curious.

This weird composition seems pretty typical of Degas--JV, arty compositions apropos of nothing. Also, everything the impressionists did was an F U to the establishment.

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dale12 wrote:
Nice find ! That is not how I remember it, but that's it.
What did you Google for? I Googled for a bit and couldn't find it.
Thanks!


I googled Degas, because he did paint lots of horse paintings and the Impressionists were the generation of giving the finger to the man.

I did spend 7 years in art school, so I had some help. But I had never heard this story, nor seen this painting. weird.
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I kinda like it. The pole is hilarious - nobody puts a big pole right in the middle of their composition, right?
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I kinda like it. The pole is hilarious - nobody puts a big pole right in the middle of their composition, right?


Nope. Exactly why he did it.

7 years? That's a lot. Master's degree ?

Funny how confident I was that someone in this community would know or be able to find the painting. And it only took 10 minutes

Cool group of people here!
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Gee Whiz wrote:

I had never heard this story, but I suspect this is the painting in question:



Edgar Degas, Jockeys Before the Race

WRONG

This is "Nude Descending a Firepole" (1919). Caused major riots, 42 dead.
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HiveGod wrote:
Gee Whiz wrote:

I had never heard this story, but I suspect this is the painting in question:



Edgar Degas, Jockeys Before the Race

WRONG

This is "Nude Descending a Firepole" (1919). Caused major riots, 42 dead.
Also WRONG! "Horse admiring pole" (1903). The art world was not ready for the bestiality undertones. The painter was flogged.
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dale12 wrote:


Nope. Exactly why he did it.

7 years? That's a lot. Master's degree ?




I spent 11 years in art school and left with only a B.A. in Drawing.

However, I'm pretty sure I attained a Master's degree in Rocking in Shitty Bands and Substances.
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dale12 wrote:


Nope. Exactly why he did it.

7 years? That's a lot. Master's degree ?




I spent 11 years in art school and left with only a B.A. in Drawing.

However, I'm pretty sure I attained a Master's degree in Rocking in Shitty Bands and Substances.
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If you're in the Houston area, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has a great Degas exhibit going on for the next 2-3 months. It has about 200 of his works, in what is the biggest retrospective of his career in almost 30 years. There are some horse paintings, but not that one IIRC.
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Degas was influenced by the then new art of photography - the idea that a picture captured everything within the 'frame' rather than being distorted or edited by the arartist - this is an obvious example but it appears in a lot of his pictures, where race horses or dancers at the edge of the frame are 'chopped off' rather than whole. We're now so used to it that we mostly don't notice but at the time it may have been the first thing people noticed - the shock of the new!

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This is a good example of Degas' framing



Edgar Degas The Rehearsal (Adagio) Burrell Collection, Glasgow

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Celtic wrote:
Degas was influenced by the then new art of photography - the idea that a picture captured everything within the 'frame' rather than being distorted or edited by the arartist - this is an obvious example but it appears in a lot of his pictures, where race horses or dancers at the edge of the frame are 'chopped off' rather than whole. We're now so used to it that we mostly don't notice but at the time it may have been the first thing people noticed - the shock of the new!



So Degas would have approved of the OP's response:

dale12 wrote:
Nice find ! That is not how I remember it, but that's it.
What did you Google for? I Googled for a bit and couldn't find it.
Thanks!


Thank you for the art lesson!
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dale12 wrote:
wmshub wrote:
I kinda like it. The pole is hilarious - nobody puts a big pole right in the middle of their composition, right?


Nope. Exactly why he did it.


I'll state the bleedin' obvious. It's the Starting Post. It has to go somewhere, so why not up front.
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