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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Edgar Degas (French artist , 1834–1917)


Edgar Degas born in 1834, was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. A superb draughtsman, he is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half of his works depict dancers. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portrait paintings are notable for their psychological complexity and depiction of human isolation. Early in his career, he wanted to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous academic training and close study of classic art. In his early thirties, he changed course, and by bringing the traditional methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life.
ACarriageat theRaces
AWoman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers
At the Mirror
At the Milliner's
At the Cafe des Ambassadeurs

At the Cafe des Ambassadeurs
At the Milliner's
 At the Milliner's
At the Milliner's
At the Milliner's
At the Cafe
Ballerinas Adjusting Their Dresses
Beach Scene
Before the Start
Before the Start
At the Races. The Start
Before the Race
Before the Race
Out of the Paddock
Before the Race
Medieval War Scene
Alexander and Bucephalus


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