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Dancer in her Dressing Room (danseuse Dans Sa Loge) pastel and peinture à l'essence on canvas by Edgar Degas, c. 1879

Dancer in her Dressing Room (danseuse Dans Sa Loge) pastel and peinture à l'essence on canvas by Edgar Degas, c. 1879

 
 
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Dancer in her Dressing Room (danseuse Dans Sa Loge), pastel and peinture à l'essence on canvas by Edgar Degas, c. 1879, Cincinnati Art Museum

Edgar Degas was one of the founders of Impressionism, however, he didn’t like the term and preferred to call it “Realist” or “Independent”. Ballet dancers were one of his main subjects. “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Degas once told Parisian art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.”

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1870 - 1910
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Cincinnati, USA
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Cincinnati Art Museum