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 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

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