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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Self Portrait I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Self Portrait I
Torso of a Dancer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Torso of a Dancer
Dancers at the bar - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers at the bar
Dancers in the Foyer 2 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Foyer 2
Red Ballet Skirts - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Red Ballet Skirts
Achille De Gas In The Uniform Of A Cadet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Achille De Gas In The Uniform Of A Cadet
After the Bath 2 1885 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath 2 1885
Dancers in the Foyer - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in the Foyer
Dancers in Light Blue (aka Rehearsing in the Dance... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in Light Blue (aka Rehearsing in the Dance...
The Finding of Moses, 1860s - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Finding of Moses, 1860s
The hygiene - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The hygiene
Dancer, 1882-95 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancer, 1882-95
Three Girls Bathing - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Girls Bathing
At the Cafe - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
At the Cafe
Therese de Gas (1842-95), sister of the artist, later... - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Therese de Gas (1842-95), sister of the artist, later...
The Racecourse, Amateur Jockeys - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Racecourse, Amateur Jockeys
After the Bath 3 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath 3
Three Dancers III - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Dancers III
Singer in Green - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Singer in Green
The Cafe Concert - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Cafe Concert
The Old Italian Woman 1857 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Old Italian Woman 1857
Ballet Dancer from Behind - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Dancer from Behind
Rehearsal - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Rehearsal
Waiting, c.1882 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Waiting, c.1882

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