Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (pronounced [ilɛʀ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡɑʀ dœˈɡɑ]), 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 his works depict dancers. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are considered to be among the finest in the history of art.

Early in his career, his ambition was 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.

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Blue Dancers, c.1899 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Blue Dancers, c.1899
The Dance Class 1873-76 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Dance Class 1873-76
Dancers In Pink - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers In Pink
The Ballet Rehearsal on Stage - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Ballet Rehearsal on Stage
The Absinthe Drinker - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Absinthe Drinker
Ballet Rehearsal - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Rehearsal
The Interior (Rape Scene), c.1868 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Interior (Rape Scene), c.1868
Dancers in blue, 1890 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in blue, 1890
After the Bath IV - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath IV
The Star 1876-77 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Star 1876-77
Little Dancer of Fourteen Years - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Little Dancer of Fourteen Years
Dance Class 1871 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dance Class 1871
The Dance Foyer at the Opera on the rue Le Peletier... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Dance Foyer at the Opera on the rue Le Peletier...
The Green Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Green Dancer
The Dance Studio - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Dance Studio
Two Dancers on a Stage, c.1874 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers on a Stage, c.1874
Ballet Rehearsal, 1873 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Rehearsal, 1873
Two Dancers Resting - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers Resting
The Dance Class II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Dance Class II
The Cotton Exchange in New Orleans - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cotton Exchange in New Orleans
The Dance Examination - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Dance Examination
Dancers in Pink 2 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in Pink 2
Dancer with a Fan I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with a Fan I
Buste de danseuse - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Buste de danseuse
The Rehearsal Of The Ballet Onstage - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Rehearsal Of The Ballet Onstage
Two Dancers at Rest or, Dancers in Blue, c.1898 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers at Rest or, Dancers in Blue, c.1898
Two Dancers in the Studio I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers in the Studio I
Self Portrait 2 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Self Portrait 2
Ballet Scene - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Scene
Dancer II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer II
After the Bath or, Reclining Nude, c.1885 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath or, Reclining Nude, c.1885
Blue Dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Blue Dancers
Dancer in Front of a Window (Dancer at the Photographer's... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer in Front of a Window (Dancer at the Photographer's...
Self-portrait - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Self-portrait
After the Bath, woman with a Towel, c.1885-90 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath, woman with a Towel, c.1885-90
Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer
Dancer with bouquet, curtseying, 1877 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with bouquet, curtseying, 1877
The Brothel, c.1879 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Brothel, c.1879
The Bath II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Bath II
After the Bath, Woman Drying her Neck, 1898 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath, Woman Drying her Neck, 1898
Bowing Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bowing Dancer
The Dance Lesson, c.1879 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Dance Lesson, c.1879
The Entrance of the Masked Dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Entrance of the Masked Dancers
Cafe Concert Singer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Cafe Concert Singer
The Laundresses, c.1884 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Laundresses, c.1884
Dance Class at the Opera, rue Le Peletier - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dance Class at the Opera, rue Le Peletier
Bowing dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bowing dancers
Dancer Adjusting Her Sandel - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Adjusting Her Sandel
Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Adjusting Her Slipper
Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers (Star of the Ballet)... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers (Star of the Ballet)...
Orchestra Musicians - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Orchestra Musicians
Body care - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Body care
Three Ballet Dancers, One with Dark Crimson Waist - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Ballet Dancers, One with Dark Crimson Waist
Dancers in the Studio - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Studio
Breakfast after a bath - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Breakfast after a bath
After the Bath, 1884 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath, 1884
Racehorses at Longchamp - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Racehorses at Longchamp
The Dance Lesson - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Dance Lesson
The ballet scene from Meyerbeer's opera 'Robert le... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The ballet scene from Meyerbeer's opera 'Robert le...
Ballet Dancers in Butterfly Costumes (detail) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Dancers in Butterfly Costumes (detail)
The Tub I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Tub I
Dancer At The Barre - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer At The Barre
Breakfast after a bath, 1883 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Breakfast after a bath, 1883
Dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers
Breakfast after Bathing - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Breakfast after Bathing
Dancer Fastening her Pump, c.1880-85 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Fastening her Pump, c.1880-85
Breakfast after the Bath - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Breakfast after the Bath
Dancers Practicing at the Barre - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers Practicing at the Barre
Dancer at the Bar, c.1885 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer at the Bar, c.1885
Three dancers in a exercise hall - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three dancers in a exercise hall
The Star - Dancer on Pointe - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Star - Dancer on Pointe
Ballet Rehearsal On Stage - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Rehearsal On Stage
Dancers in Violet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in Violet
Breakfast after the Bath II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Breakfast after the Bath II
The Rehearsal 1877 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Rehearsal 1877
Two Dancers II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers II
Ballet Rehearsal 1891 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Rehearsal 1891
The Bellelli Family 1859-60 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Bellelli Family 1859-60
Breakfast after the Bath I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Breakfast after the Bath I
Three Dancers: Yellow Skirts, Blue Blouses - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Dancers: Yellow Skirts, Blue Blouses
Dance Rehearsal in theStudio of the Opera - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dance Rehearsal in theStudio of the Opera
Dance Class II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dance Class II
The Star, c.1878 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Star, c.1878
The Rape 1868-69 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Rape 1868-69
Dancers in the Wings - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Wings
After the Bath- Woman Drying her feet 1886 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath- Woman Drying her feet 1886
The Millinery Shop 1882-86 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Millinery Shop 1882-86
Dancer arranging her hair, c.1900-12 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer arranging her hair, c.1900-12
The Dance Class - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Dance Class
Dancer and Tambourine - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer and Tambourine
Dancers V - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers V
Dance Class I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dance Class I
Dancer adjusting her tights, c.1880 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer adjusting her tights, c.1880
L Etoile - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
L Etoile
The Laundress, c.1869 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Laundress, c.1869
Dancers in violet dresses, arms raised, c.1900 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in violet dresses, arms raised, c.1900

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