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French painter and sculptor Edgar Degas died in 1917

27 September, 2016

L’Absinthe, 1876, oil on canvas, by Edgar Degas

French painter and sculptor Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) is famous all over the world, generally identified as the “painter of the ballerinas” as dance was one his main subjects of interest.

Nevertheless, he was also an accomplish printmaker experimenting with etching, lithography and monotype and, and he also was a skillful draftsman, with a particular interest in movement.

He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, even though he didn’t agree with it and preferred to be considered as a realist painter.

We highlight two recent exhibitions: Degas, masterpieces in dialogue at the Städel Museum, and Degas, a new vision in Australia.

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