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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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At the Cafe - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
At the Cafe
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes
The Cup of Tea - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cup of Tea
Waiting, c.1882 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Waiting, c.1882
Dancer Seated (study) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer Seated (study)
Candaule's Wife - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Candaule's Wife
Dancers on the Scenery - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers on the Scenery
Three Ballet Dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Ballet Dancers
Two Dancers.(Deux danseuse) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers.(Deux danseuse)
Ballet Dancer from Behind - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Dancer from Behind
Bedtime - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Bedtime
Three Dancers in a Diagonal Line on the Stage, c.1882 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Dancers in a Diagonal Line on the Stage, c.1882
The Primaballerina - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Primaballerina
Two Dancers IV - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers IV
A Visit to the Museum - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Visit to the Museum
The Russian Dancer, c.1895 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Russian Dancer, c.1895
A Jockey - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Jockey
Singer in Green - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Singer in Green
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg
Dancers with Hair in Braids - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers with Hair in Braids
Cafe-Concert - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Cafe-Concert
Studies of the Nude - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Studies of the Nude
Before The Rehearsal - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Before The Rehearsal
After Bathing, Woman Drying Herself - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After Bathing, Woman Drying Herself
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