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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Ballet Rehearsal On Stage - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Rehearsal On Stage
The Rehearsal 1877 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Rehearsal 1877
Three Dancers: Yellow Skirts, Blue Blouses - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Three Dancers: Yellow Skirts, Blue Blouses
Breakfast after the Bath II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Breakfast after the Bath II
Dance Rehearsal in theStudio of the Opera - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dance Rehearsal in theStudio of the Opera
Dancers in Violet - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dancers in Violet
Ballet Rehearsal 1891 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Ballet Rehearsal 1891
The Bellelli Family 1859-60 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Bellelli Family 1859-60
Dance Class II - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Dance Class II
After the Bath- Woman Drying her feet 1886 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
After the Bath- Woman Drying her feet 1886
Breakfast after the Bath I - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
Breakfast after the Bath I
The Star, c.1878 - Edgar Degas - www.edgar-degas.org
The Star, c.1878

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