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Lifespan: 1834 - 1917
Nationality: French painter
Gender: male
Collection: 397 paintings

Edgar Degas was one of the most prominent artists in the new style of painting which came to be known as Impressionism in France during the late nineteenth century. Born into an aristocratic family, he had the money and opportunity to pursue painting at his leisure. Though he is often categorized with the Impressionists, there are some aspects of his style which undeniably separate him from the rest of his completely Impressionist contemporaries. Despite this fact, he strongly supported the aims of the Impressionist to provide a new support for innovative art styles and promote the new sensibilities regarding art in a new manner. Though many less-savvy art lovers consider all blurry paintings to be of the Impressionist school, there are many other clear-cut differences which separated Degas from the other Impressionists. Some of these differences between Degas and the other Impressionists include the manner of the use of perspective. Degas employed the use of unusual and sharp angles of perspective to create innovative compositions of familiar subjects (such as a ballet performance). Other Impressionist artists tended to focus on wide scale subjects since they practiced their painting en plein air, or outdoors, in order to specifically analyze the light and color to truly determine the first impression of a scene and capture it effectively. However, Degas painted most often from memory after sessions with models or observations of scenes. Another difference between the two is the subject matter itself. Most Impressionists focused on landscape painting whereas Degas did much more work with the human figure and relationships between them than many of his contemporaries. Additionally, Degas also focused on scenes of daily life. In this way, Degas’ practices can be seen as more modern. Degas can also be considered a genre painter to some extent due to his specific focus on a few key daily life activities such as those of the laundress and those relating to the ballet, both formal performances and informal classes and rehearsals in backstage environments. By the late 1870’s, Degas had expanded his art techniques from oil paints to oil pastels, a dry medium which did not need a brush and allowed for new ways of layering color and texture while retaining certain aspects of the line that were more difficult with the wet and slow-drying medium of oil paints. The Dance Class, a work completed in 1873, provides the perfect view of Degas’ talents and abilities. The work was completed in oil paints, despite Degas affinity for the oil pastel medium. The diagonally based perspective of the painting allows the viewer’s eye to travel to the vanishing point of the painting and reminds the viewer of Degas love of experimenting with perspective. At the same time, the bright, yet pastel colors create a beginning impression sense that is one of the reasons behind Degas continued classification with his contemporaries, and close associates, as an Impressionist.


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Musicians in the Orchestr 1872 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Musicians in the Orchestr 1872

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Nude Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Nude

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Nude in a Tub 1884 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Nude in a Tub 1884

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Nude Woman Pulling on Her Clothes 1885 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Nude Woman Pulling on Her Clothes 1885

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Olive Trees against a Mountainous Background 1890-1893 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Olive Trees against a Mountainous Background 1890-1893

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On Stage 1879-1881 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

On Stage 1879-1881

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On the Racecourse 1860-1862 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

On the Racecourse 1860-1862

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On the Stage 1880 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

On the Stage 1880

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Out of the Paddock 1868-1872 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Out of the Paddock 1868-1872

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Pagan and Degas Father 1895 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Pagan and Degas Father 1895

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Pink Dancer 1896 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Pink Dancer 1896

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Pink Dancers 1895-1898 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Pink Dancers 1895-1898

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Pink Dancers 1900 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Pink Dancers 1900

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Plowed Field 1880-1890 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Plowed Field 1880-1890

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Portrait of a Lady in Grey 1865 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of a Lady in Grey 1865

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Portrait of a Man 1866 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of a Man 1866

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Portrait of a Woman 1867-1868 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of a Woman 1867-1868

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Portrait of a Woman in Gray ca. 1865 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of a Woman in Gray ca. 1865

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Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Green Blouse 1884 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Green Blouse 1884

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Portrait of a Young Woman (after Bacchiacca) 1858-1859 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of a Young Woman (after Bacchiacca) 1858-1859

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Portrait of a Young Woman 1864-1865 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of a Young Woman 1864-1865

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Portrait of a Young Woman ca. 1885 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of a Young Woman ca. 1885

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Portrait of Adelchi Morbilli 1862 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of Adelchi Morbilli 1862

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Portrait of Friends in the Wings (aka Ludovic Halevy and Albert Cave) 1879 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of Friends in the Wings (aka Ludovic Halevy and Albert Cave) 1879

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Portrait of Giulia Bellelli 1858-1859 Paintings | Edgar Degas paintings

Portrait of Giulia Bellelli 1858-1859

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