Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

Hilaire Germain Edgar De Gas, known as Edgar Degas, born July 19, 1834 and died September 27, 1917 in Paris, is a french painter, sculptor and photographer. Most books on Edgar Degas, when they want to classify him in the history of art, relate him to Impressionism, the movement formed in France in the last third of the nineteenth century in response to academic painting. The artists who belong to the group, such as Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot or Camille Pissarro, tired of being regularly denied by official Salons, had formed a company in order to show their works to the public. Impressionist art is often summarized to the effects of outdoor lights. These features do not, however, apply to Degas: even if he is one of the leaders of the Impressionist exhibitions, he only finds his place in the movement in the name of freedom of painting advocated by the group. By far, he prefers to the outdoors "what can only be seen in one's memory."

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Edgar Degas

The Rehearsal

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1877, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Scotland
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Edgar Degas

In a Cafe, or The Absinthe

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1875-1876, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. In a cafe, a fashionable meeting place, a man and a woman, although seated side by side, are each in their walled silent isolation: the place is identified, it is "The New Athens", in Pigalle, meeting place of modern artists, intellectual center of bohemia. The framing gives the feeling of a snapshot taken on the...
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Edgar Degas

The Dancing Class

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1873-1876, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Here ends the lesson: Students are exhausted, they stretch, contort to scratch their backs, adjust their hair or their dress, an earring, a ribbon, pay little attention to the inflexible teacher, portrait of Jules Perrot, authentic ballet master. The view in light diving, based on the diagonal of the room...
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Edgar Degas

Self portrait

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In this self-portrait a young Edgar Degas turns his head to look out at the spectator. He wears casual clothes, including an open collar and broad brimmed hat. The informal, extreme close-up view of Degas's face and his impassive, almost sullen expression echo the unpretentiousness of his clothing. The small-scale, informal presentation and lightness of...
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Edgar Degas

After the Bath

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"Women can never forgive me; they hate me, they feel that I am disarming them. I show them without their coquetry" Edgar Degas often depicted women in awkward and inelegant poses, eliciting sharp criticism. His comment above makes clear that he was aware of this response to his work. An early practitioner of Realism, Degas captured women engaged in...
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Edgar Degas

Waiting

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A young ballet dancer bends forward to massage her foot, while her somberly dressed older companion sits silently beside her on a bench. They appear to be waiting, perhaps for an audition or its outcome. The two figures are a study in contrasts: The athletic dancer dressed in a dazzling costume reflects the glamour and artifice of the stage, while the...
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Edgar Degas

Woman Ironing

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c. 1876-1887, National Gallery of Art
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Edgar Degas

Young Spartans exercising

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After Plutarch, who tells about the ancient Spartan legislator Lycurgus. Lycurgus urged the Spartan girls to engage in wrestling. Here they urge the boys to fight.c. 1860, National Gallery
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Edgar Degas

Dancers

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1884-1885, Musée d'Orsay
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Edgar Degas

A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers

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The novelty of this composition has prompted many writers to suggest that the seated woman was an afterthought. Although there remains some doubt, she is probably the wife of Degas’s school friend Paul Valpinçon. Degas immensely enjoyed his visits to their country house, Ménil-Hubert, and the presence of dahlias, asters, and gaillardias in the bouquet...
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