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Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 - 27 September 1917)

Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Mademoiselle Marie Dihau (1843–1935)
He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his rendition of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.

At the beginning of his career, Degas wanted 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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Italian Woman

Italian Woman

Attributed to Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Greek Landscape

Greek Landscape

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Sportsman Mounting His Horse

The Sportsman Mounting His Horse

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Study for Vieille Italienne(recto); Drapery Study (verso)

Study for Vieille Italienne(recto); Drapery Study (verso)

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Engraver Joseph Tourny

The Engraver Joseph Tourny

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Edgar Degas: Self Portrait

Edgar Degas: Self Portrait

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Study of a Draped Figure

Study of a Draped Figure

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Engraver Joseph Tourny

The Engraver Joseph Tourny

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Engraver Joseph Tourny

The Engraver Joseph Tourny

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Youth with Arms Upraised

Youth with Arms Upraised

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Youth in an Attitude of Defense

Youth in an Attitude of Defense

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Study of a Girl's Legs for the painting "Young Spartans"

Study of a Girl's Legs for the painting "Young Spartans"

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Edouard Manet, Bust-Length Portrait

Edouard Manet, Bust-Length Portrait

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Édouard Manet Seated, Right Profile

Édouard Manet Seated, Right Profile

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

A Jockey on His Horse

A Jockey on His Horse

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Madame Théodore Gobillard (Yves Morisot, 1838–1893)

Madame Théodore Gobillard (Yves Morisot, 1838–1893)

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Study for Mme Théodore Gobillard

Study for Mme Théodore Gobillard

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Seated Dancer

Seated Dancer

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Study of a Ballet Dancer seen from the Back

Study of a Ballet Dancer seen from the Back

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Fireside
Girl Putting on Her Stockings

Girl Putting on Her Stockings

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Jet Earring

The Jet Earring

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

On Stage III

On Stage III

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Two Dancers in a Rehearsal Room

Two Dancers in a Rehearsal Room

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Factory Smoke

Factory Smoke

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Little Girl Practicing at the Bar

Little Girl Practicing at the Bar

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Dancer on pointe

Dancer on pointe

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Head of a Horse

Head of a Horse

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Actress Ellen Andrée

The Actress Ellen Andrée

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Leaving the Bath

Leaving the Bath

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Leaving the Bath

Leaving the Bath

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

At the Café des Ambassadeurs

At the Café des Ambassadeurs

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Head of a Woman in Profile

Head of a Woman in Profile

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Bookshelves, Study for "Edmond Duranty"

Bookshelves, Study for "Edmond Duranty"

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Two Dancers
Dancer

Dancer

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Portrait of Virginie Cardinal's Favorite, the Actor Crochard (illustration for La Famille Cardinal by Ludovic Halévy)
Album of Forty-five Figure Studies

Album of Forty-five Figure Studies

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Milliner
Portrait of Hortense Valpinçon (Mme. Jacques Fourchy)

Portrait of Hortense Valpinçon (Mme. Jacques Fourchy)

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Dancer in Green

Dancer in Green

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Bather Drying Herself

Bather Drying Herself

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Bather Sponging Her Knee

Bather Sponging Her Knee

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Race Horses
After the Bath III

After the Bath III

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Nude Woman Standing, Drying Herself

Nude Woman Standing, Drying Herself

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

The Bath

The Bath

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

[Self-Portrait in Library (Hand to Chin)]

[Self-Portrait in Library (Hand to Chin)]

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

[Self-Portrait with Zoé Closier]

[Self-Portrait with Zoé Closier]

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Daniel Halévy

Daniel Halévy

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Street Scene, La-Queue-en-Brie (Val-de-Marne)

Street Scene, La-Queue-en-Brie (Val-de-Marne)

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)

Russian Dancers

Russian Dancers

Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)