Wikipedia entry
    Introduction
    Edgar Degas (UK: , US: ; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, French: [ilɛːʁ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡaʁ də ɡa]; 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French Impressionist artist famous for his pastel drawings and oil paintings. Degas also produced bronze sculptures, prints and drawings. Degas is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. Although Degas is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist, and did not paint outdoors as many Impressionists did. Degas was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his rendition of dancers and bathing female nudes. In addition to ballet dancers and bathing women, Degas painted racehorses and racing jockeys, as well as portraits. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and 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 classical 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.
    Wikidata
    Q46373
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    Introduction
    Important Impressionist artist; unlike other Impressionists, he emphasized composition and drawing, and he usually did not paint outdoors. Degas was primarily concerned with depicting movement, from horses to women in various activities, dressing, bathing, and as cabaret performers. Comment on works: Portraits, genre
    Nationality
    French
    Gender
    Male
    Roles
    Artist, Engraver, Lithographer, Poet, Collector, Genre Artist, Graphic Artist, Painter, Pastelist, Pastellist, Photographer, Owner, Sculptor
    Names
    Edgar Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar De Gas, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas, Edgar Germain Hilaire Degas, Hilaire Germain Edgar de Gas, Edgar Dega, Hilaire Germain Degas, Ėdgar Dega, Te-chia, אדגאר דגה, De Gas, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar de Gas, Hilarie Germain Edgar Degas, Degas, degas e., E. Degas, degas edgar, edgar hillaire germaine degas, H. G. E. Degas, h.g.e. degas, degas h.g.e., Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas Degas, hilaire germaine edgar degas, hilaire german edgar degas, Hillaire germaine edgar degas, jilaire germain edgar degas degas, e. degas, edgar hilaire germain degas, h.e.g. degas, hilaire degas, hilaire germain edgar degas, Jilaira Germain Edgar Degas
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    500115194
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    Works

    8 works online

    Exhibitions

    Publications

    • What Degas Saw Hardcover, 40 pages
    • Degas: A Strange New Beauty Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 224 pages
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