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Edgar Degas, Repetition au Foyer de la Danse (Dance Rehearsal), 1882

Edgar Degas, Repetition au Foyer de la Danse (Dance Rehearsal), 1882

 
 
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Repetition au Foyer de la Danse (Dance Rehearsal) by Edgar Degas, 1882

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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