Edgar Degas Art

Edgar Degas Art

Degas, Edgar (July 19, 1834, Paris, France - September 27, 1917, Paris), French painter and sculptor, known especially for his paintings of ballet dancers. Other subjects that he frequently returned to include horse races, women bathing, and portraits of friends and relatives. Degas combined a modern focus on the creation of unusual compositions and the rendering of movement with a traditional emphasis on skillful drawing. An accomplished sculptor as well as painter, he molded, in wax and clay, exquisite small statues of dancers, female bathers, and horses in motion.

Degas is usually classed with the Impressionism, but he stood somewhat apart from the other artists in this group. He did not share the Impressionists' fascination with natural light and its effects, and he disliked painting directly from nature, preferring instead to work in the studio. Moreover, Degas had little interest in landscape - the primary subject matter of the Impressionists - and concentrated instead on the human figure. Also unlike the Impressionists, Degas was interested in drawing and emphasized line in his work.

The art of Degas reflects a concern for the psychology of movement and expression and the harmony of line and continuity of contour.

Degas experimented a good deal with technique. He tried various printmaking methods, and in his paintings he sometimes used unusual combinations of media, such as pastel or crayon with tempera paint. As he began to lose his sight in the 1880s, Degas increasingly worked in pastels as they were less demanding than oil paint. His pastels are usually simple compositions containing one or two figures. In these works Degas depended on vibrant colors and meaningful gestures rather than on precise lines and careful detailing. He went over outlines again and again in heavy charcoal, and he blended his pinks, purples, and greens to create brilliant color.

Degas was not well known to the public, and his true artistic stature did not become evident until after his death. Before 2005, Degas paintings sold for as much as $16 million.

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Contents

  1. Portrait of Rene De Gas, 1855
  2. Portrait of Rene De Gas 2, 1855
  3. Self Portrait, 1855
  4. Degas in a Green Jacket, 1856
  5. A Roman Beggar Woman, 1857
  6. Achille De Gas in the Uniform of a Cadet, 1857
  7. Portrait of Rene-Hillaire De Gas, 1857
  8. Woman on a Terrace aka Young Woman and Ibis, 1857
  9. Dante and Virgil at the Entrance to Hell, 1858
  10. Self Portrait in a Soft Hat, 1858
  11. Portrait of Giulia Bellelli, 1859
  12. Promenade by the Sea, 1860
  13. Still Life with Lizzard, 1860
  14. Study of Hands, 1860
  15. The Daughter of Jephtha, 1860
  16. The Young Spartans, 1860
  17. Alexander and Bucephalus, 1861
  18. Semiramis Building Babylon, 1861
  19. The Bellelli Family, 1861
  20. Two Riders by a Lake, 1861
  21. At the Races, The Start, 1862
  22. At the Stables, Horse and Dog, 1862
  23. Jockeys at Epsom, 1862
  24. A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers aka Sardela, 1865
  25. Self Portrait with Evariste de Valernes, 1865
  26. Edmondo and Therese Morbilli, 1866
  27. Giovanna and Giulia Bellelli, 1866
  28. Portrait of a Man, 1866
  29. Scene from the Steeplechase, The Fallen Jockey, 1866
  30. Self Portrait Saluting, 1866
  31. Victoria Duborg, 1866
  32. Edmond and Therese Morbilli, 1867
  33. Head of a Young Woman, 1867
  34. Josephine Gaujean, 1868
  35. Mademoiselle Marie Dihau, 1868
  36. Mlle Fiocre in the Ballet 'La Source', 1868
  37. Portrait of James Tissot, 1868
  38. Racehorses before the Stands, 1868
  39. The Promenade on Houseback, 1868
  40. Two Jockeys, 1868
  41. Boat on the Sand, 1869
  42. Interior (The Rape) (Detail 2), 1869
  43. Interior (The Rape) (Detail), 1869
  44. Landscape, the Sunset, 1869
  45. M. and Mme Edouard Manet, 1869
  46. Portrait of Madame Edmondo Morbilli, nee Therese De Gas, 1869
  47. Sulking, 1869
  48. Hortense Valpinion, 1870
  49. Lepic, 1870
  50. Madame Camus with a Fan, 1870
  51. The False Start, 1870
  52. The Orchestra of the Opera, 1870
  53. Dance Class, 1871
  54. Horses in a Meadow, 1871
  55. Jeantaud, Linet and Laine, 1871
  56. Racehorses at Longchamp, 1871
  57. Woman at the Window, 1871
  58. A Carriage at the Races, 1872
  59. Before the Race, 1872
  60. Class at Peletye, 1872
  61. Dancers Backstage, 1872
  62. Musicians in the Orchestr, 1872
  63. Out of the Paddock, 1872
  64. Woman Ironing, 1872
  65. Woman Seated on a Balcony, 1872
  66. Cotton Merchants in New Orleans, 1873
  67. Dancer, 1873
  68. Race Horses, 1873
  69. The Nurse, 1873
  70. The Song Rehearsal, 1873
  71. Three dancers, 1873
  72. Woman with a Bandage, 1873
  73. Eugene Manet, 1874
  74. The Ballet Rehearsal on Stage, 1874
  75. The Dance Class, 1874
  76. The Rehearsal, 1874
  77. The Rehearsal on Stage, 1874
  78. Two Dancers on Stage, 1874
  79. Ballet Rehearsal, 1875
  80. Henri Rouart in front of His Factory, 1875
  81. Peasant Girls Bathing in the Sea at Dusk, 1875
  82. Place de la Concorde, 1875
  83. Girl in Red, 1876
  84. Henri De Gas and His Neice, Lucie Degas, 1876
  85. The Absinthe Drinker, 1876
  86. The Duchess di Montajesi with Her Daughters, Elena and Camille, 1876
  87. Cafe Concert, At Les Ambassadeurs, 1877
  88. Dancers Practicing at the Bar, 1877
  89. Dancers in the Old Opera House, 1877
  90. Mademoiselle Malo, 1877
  91. The Cafe Concert, 1877
  92. The Song of the Dog, 1877
  93. Woman Leaving Her Bath, 1877
  94. Dancers, 1878
  95. Singer with a Glove, 1878
  96. The Dance Class, 1878
  97. The Star aka Dancer on Stage, 1878
  98. Two Dancers Entering the Stage, 1878
  99. Dancer Leaving Her Dressing Room, 1879
  100. Diego Martelli, 1879
  101. Portrait of Henri Michel-Levy, 1879
  102. Portraits, at the Stock Exchange, 1879
  103. Resting Dancer, 1879
  104. The Dance Lesson, 1879
  105. Three Ballet Dancers, 1879
  106. Before the Entrance on Stage, 1880
  107. Dancer Resting, 1880
  108. Dancers in the Classroom, 1880
  109. Lowering the Curtain, 1880
  110. On the Stage, 1880
  111. The Box at the Opera, 1880
  112. The Green Dancer, 1880
  113. The Green Dancer (Detail), 1880
  114. At the Ballet, 1881
  115. On Stage, 1881
  116. At the Milliner's 2, 1882
  117. Jockeys, 1882
  118. The Entrance of the Masked Dancers, 1882
  119. Waiting, 1882
  120. After the Bath, 1884
  121. Laundry Girls Ironing 2, 1884
  122. Portrait of Mary Cassatt, 1884
  123. Woman Trying on a Hat, 1884
  124. A Visit to the Museum, 1885
  125. After the Bath, 1885
  126. At the Cafe des Ambassadeurs, 1885
  127. At the Cafe des Ambassadeurs 2, 1885
  128. Ballerina and Lady with a Fan, 1885
  129. Nude Woman Pulling on Her Clothes, 1885
  130. The Ballet, 1885
  131. The Millinery Shop, 1885
  132. Three Dancers behind the Scenes, 1885
  133. The Tub, 1886
  134. Three Dancers in Pink, 1886
  135. Woman Combing Her Hair, 1886
  136. Woman Ironing, 1887
  137. Before the Race, 1888
  138. Woman Leaving Her Bath, 1888
  139. Horses and Jockeys, 1890
  140. Woman Combing Her Hair, 1890
  141. Women Leaning on a Railing, 1890
  142. Before the Ballet (Detail), 1892
  143. Interior at Menil-Hubert, 1892
  144. Rose Caron, 1892
  145. Ballet Scene, 1893
  146. The Lawn and the Undergrowth, 1893
  147. Woman Combing Her Hair 2, 1894
  148. Dance Rehearsal in the Studio of the Opera, 1895
  149. Dancer with Bouquets, 1895
  150. Dancers, Pink and Green, 1895
  151. Pagan and Degas' Father, 1895
  152. Woman Combing Her Hair, 1895
  153. Dancer and Tambourine, 1897
  154. Woman Drying Herself, 1897
  155. Henri Rouart and His Son Alexis, 1898
  156. Houses at the Foot of a Cliff aka Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, 1898
  157. Two Dancers, 1898
  158. Four Dancers, 1899
  159. Vor dem Spiegel, 1899
  160. Woman at Her Toilette, 1899
  161. Combing the Hair, 1900
  162. Dancers, 1900
  163. Dancers at Green-Room, 1901
  164. After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself, 1904
  165. After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself, 1905
  166. Dancers at the Barre, 1905
  167. Madame Alexis Rouart and Her Children, 1905
  168. Women Combing Their Hair, 1907
  169. At the Milliner's, 1910
  170. Woman Drying Hair, 1910

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