Degas Danse Dessin. Hommage à Degas avec Paul Valéry

Degas Danse Dessin. Hommage à Degas avec Paul Valéry

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Degas, Danse, Dessin. A Tribute to Degas with Paul Valéry at the musée d'Orsay, Paris from 28 November 2017 to 25 February 2018.

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20,1 × 26,3 × 3,4 cm
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Musée d'Orsay
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Publication :
Décembre 2017

The artist

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.