Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834, to a wealthy banking family in Paris, France. Educated in Latin, Greek, and ancient history at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, Degas initially intended to study law, briefly attending the Sorbonne’s Faculté de Droit in 1853.
Even among the credible sources, facts and dates about Rembrandt van Rijn’s life are varied. Much of the existing information about Rembrandt originates from a 350-word essay published in 1641 by Jan Orlers’ guidebook to Leiden. Some research supports Orlers’ work while others contradict it. No personal letters remain and from the few professional ones, our knowledge of Rembrandt, one of the world’s most famous artists, remains incomplete. Included in this summary are details that appear to be consistent across texts.
Your Weekly Mixx! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks and/or art related videos chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. This week, we feature Clara Drummond, Hopare, Stephanie Buer, Terence Koh, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mohammad Zaza, massju, Leisa Rich and the video Human Sound Objects, an interactive installation in which every participant becomes an object in an ever-evolving soundscape – by Giori Politi, Doron Assayas Terre and Eran Hilleli for the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016.