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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The Gentlemen's Race: Before the Start - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Gentlemen's Race: Before the Start
Scene of War in the Middle Ages, 1865 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Scene of War in the Middle Ages, 1865
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg
Dancer Onstage with a Bouquet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Onstage with a Bouquet
After the Bath 2 1885 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath 2 1885
Before the Start I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Before the Start I
Dancer with bouquet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with bouquet
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando
Dancer with Left Art Raised - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with Left Art Raised
Singer in Green - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Singer in Green
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes
A nude Study for the Figure of Semiramis and futher... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A nude Study for the Figure of Semiramis and futher...
After Bathing, Woman Drying Herself - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After Bathing, Woman Drying Herself
Two Dancers.(Deux danseuse) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers.(Deux danseuse)
The Finding of Moses, 1860s - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Finding of Moses, 1860s
A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers 2 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers 2
After the Bath 1885 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath 1885
The Cafe Concert - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cafe Concert
Cafe-Concert Singer, c.1878 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Cafe-Concert Singer, c.1878
The Cup of Tea - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cup of Tea
Dancers at the bar - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers at the bar
Bedtime - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bedtime
The Amateurs - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Amateurs
Young 14 Year Old Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Young 14 Year Old Dancer

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