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.