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Edgar Degas artist …

Born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas
19 July 1834
Paris, France
Died 27 September 1917 (aged 83)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Known for Painting, sculpture, drawing
Notable work The Bellelli Family (1858–1867)
Woman with Chrysanthemums (1865)
Chanteuse de Café (c. 1878)
At the Milliner’s (1882)
Movement Impressionism


“Degas was born in Paris, France, into a moderately wealthy family. He was the oldest of five children of Célestine Musson De Gas, a Creole from New Orleans, Louisiana, and Augustin De Gas, a banker. His maternal grandfather Germain Musson, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti of French descent and had settled in New Orleans in 1810. Degas (he adopted this less grandiose spelling of his family name when he became an adult) began his schooling at age eleven, enrolling in the Lycée Louis-le-Grand. His mother died when he was thirteen, and his father and grandfather became the main influences on him for the remainder of his youth.

Degas began to paint early in life. By the time he graduated from the Lycée with a baccalauréat in literature in 1853, at age 18, he had turned a room in his home into an artist’s studio. Upon graduating, he registered as a copyist in The Louvre Museum, but his father expected him to go to law school. Degas duly enrolled at the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris in November 1853, but applied little effort to his studies. In 1855 he met Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, whom Degas revered and whose advice he never forgot: “Draw lines, young man, and still more lines, both from life and from memory, and you will become a good artist.” In April of that year Degas was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts. He studied drawing there with Louis Lamothe, under whose guidance he flourished, following the style of Ingres. In July 1856, Degas traveled to Italy, where he would remain for the next three years. In 1858, while staying with his aunt’s family in Naples, he made the first studies for his early masterpiece The Bellelli Family. He also drew and painted numerous copies of works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and other Renaissance artists, but—contrary to conventional practice—he usually selected from an altarpiece a detail that had caught his attention: a secondary figure, or a head which he treated as a portrait.” Wikipedia

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) “Musicians in the Orchestra” (1872) Oil on canvas Impressionism Located in the Städel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


I love his art here are a few of his works. You can click an image to view a slide show  …


I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do. Please visit Wikipedia as a link to full images.

Hope you enjoy.

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It is going to happen with North Korea it’s WAR …

The USA has already made the decision if North Korea fires another nuclear missile they will be at WAR.

The whole trouble it is in Bear’s part of the world!

The USA will firstly try to shoot down the missile. Secondly they will try to take out Kim Jong Un with bunker penetrating missiles from the war ships as well as taking out missile sites. These will be non nuclear weapons but if all fails they will nuc him.

Trump is backed into a corner and won’t back down. China needs to step in seriously.

Just bear a thought for all the civilian casualties who are innocent and just been conned.

It is going to happen Aussie press is already publishing about our involvement. The Aussie PM has already said today we will be fully in that means even more warships submarines and more. Will we invade?

Read: North Korea is going to launch another missile at Aussie …


North Korea is going to launch another missile at Aussie …

Don’t worry the USA will launch all it’s nucs in retaliation!

This Trump idiot is kidding right?

Read this: Donald Trump says US’ nuclear arsenal is ‘more powerful than ever’ amid threats to North Korea.

What a joke do you run a country by social media?

I don’t think so.

Please read this: Even a ‘limited’ nuclear war could trigger cruel nuclear winters and global famine


Thought for the day 5 August 2017 …


Spring in Holland …

Shared by Bear Tales follower Hilary


SPRING..like you’ve never seen it before ! …

Keukenhof – know as the Garden of Europe – is the one of the best places to view the abundance of spring flowers in the South Holland region of the Netherlands

Amsterdam’s flower market – the Bloemenmarkt – reflects the country’s passion for cut flowers and plants

Around seven million bulbs are planted each year in the park at Keukenhof, in an area of 32 hectares

The Bloemenmarkt – set on the capital’s Singel canal and said to be the world’s only floating flower market – has a score of stalls where you can buy all sorts of plants, flowers, bulbs and seeds

The mild climate of Holland, with its wet springs makes it an ideal place for bulb cultivation

Tulips originated in the east and were brought to Holland from the Ottoman Empire in the mid 1500s

In springtime, the lowland area by the North Sea is carpeted with fields of gladioli, hyacinths, lilies, daffodils, crocuses… And, of course, tulips

Keukenhof – literally ‘kitchen garden’ – is part of the hunting grounds of the ancient Teylingen estate

This year, the theme for the Keukenhof exhibition is Germany: Land of Poets and Philosophers

The patchwork quilt of colours in the Keukenhof park, just outside Lisse in South Holland, is a veritable feast for the eyes

The bulbs of Keukenhof are re-planted each year according to the current trends and in collaboration with a number of gardening magazines

Spring in Keukenhof is one of the main tourist attractions of the Netherlands

The best way to appreciate the full glory of the Dutch spring is to hire a bike and cycle one of the tourist routes among the bulb fields


Hilary hopes you enjoyed.

AND, NOW, SOME ‘HAPPY MOMENTS’ …

Shared by Bear Tales follower Hilary


Please click an image to view …

“Despite all the terrible murders, corruption and greed, the following things also are happening every day:”


Hilary hopes you enjoyed.

Introducing Google Wind …

This is true …

Such an advance in technology Australia is probably interested in this.

The USA and Trump won’t be because climate change doesn’t exist it is false news really it is.

Sad for them in the future!