Notebook Edgar Degas - The Dance Lesson

Notebook Edgar Degas - The Dance Lesson

Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
The Dance Lesson, c. 1879 - Oil on canvas H. 38 ; L. 88 cm. Washington, National Gallery of Art

Degas' best-known works are those inspired by the ballet. For an artist committed to the depiction of modern life, the theater in all of its forms--the ballet, the opera, even the ...
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15 x 21 cm
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Musée d'Orsay
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Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Famous for his dancers, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is often considered one of the masters of Impressionism, despite defining himself as a realist and an independent. Fascinated by the study of movement, he attached himself to all the motives that represented life: dance, of course, but also horse races. Like his friend Manet, Degas was one of the great painters of modern life, coffee scenes, brothels, milliners, laundresses ... The work of this Parisian and bourgeois artist, very cultured and collector, is marked by his knowledge of the great masters.