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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Dancer with bouquet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with bouquet
Dancer with Left Art Raised - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with Left Art Raised
Two Dancers in Their Dressing Room - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers in Their Dressing Room
The Old Italian Woman 1857 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Old Italian Woman 1857
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Seated Dancer Adjusting Her Shoes
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
A Jockey - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Jockey
Two Dancers.(Deux danseuse) - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Two Dancers.(Deux danseuse)
Singer in Green - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Singer in Green
The Cup of Tea - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cup of Tea
The Finding of Moses, 1860s - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Finding of Moses, 1860s
Dancers at the bar - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers at the bar
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After Bathing, Woman Drying Her Leg
Young 14 Year Old Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Young 14 Year Old Dancer
Cafe-Concert Singer, c.1878 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Cafe-Concert Singer, c.1878
A Visit to the Museum - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
A Visit to the Museum
Self Portrait I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Self Portrait I
After the Bath 3 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath 3
The Cafe Concert - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cafe Concert
Three Ballet Dancers - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Ballet Dancers
Torso of a Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Torso of a Dancer
Elena Carafa - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Elena Carafa
Dancer with a Fan II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer with a Fan II

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