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 artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. Regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, 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 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, Collector, Genre Artist, Painter, Pastelist, Pastellist, Photographer, Sculptor, Owner
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
Ulan
500115194
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