Edgar Degas

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  • Edgar Degas - Edgar Degas

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    I Don’t Understand Says Monsieur Cardinal

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  • Edgar Degas - Edgar Degas

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    In the Rain

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  • Edgar Degas - Ludovic Halevy Finds Madame Cardinal in the Dressing Room I
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    Ludovic Halevy Finds Madame Cardinal in the Dressing Room I

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  • Edgar Degas - Reading by Lamplight

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    Reading by Lamplight

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  • Edgar Degas - Edgar Degas

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    The Famous Good Friday Dinner

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    Dancers Coming Down from the Dressing Room

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  • Edgar Degas - Edgar Degas
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    Five Dancers Seen From Behind

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  • Edgar Degas - Edgar Degas
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    Ludovic Halevy Meeting Madame Cardinal Backstage

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    Pauline and Virginie Cardinal Conversing with Admirers

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    Seated Man and Dancer

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  • Edgar Degas - Edgar Degas
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    The Famous Good Friday Dinner

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  • Edgar Degas - The Most Embarrassed was Marquis Cavalcanti
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    The Most Embarrassed was Marquis Cavalcanti

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Biography

Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, 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 some of 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.