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Edgar Degas: Portraits of the Modern Woman

More than half of Edgar Degas’ total output shows dancers or scenes of ballet, of which almost all feature exclusively women and girl dancers. Of the remainder of his works, a large proportion primarily or exclusively depict women. 1,736 more words

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Edgar Degas: A life in twelve paintings

Later this month, we will be remembering the life and work of Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, who died a century ago. Degas is not my favourite artist of the group known as the French Impressionists, but is one of the most fascinating painters, draughtsmen, and print-makers of the nineteenth century. 2,667 more words

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Degas' Circle: Mary Cassatt, 3 Prints perfected

In April 1880, Edgar Degas withdrew from a major project in which he, Mary Cassatt, Pissarro, and others were to publish a joint print journal. Cassatt was naturally upset by this, and for a while her relationship with Degas cooled. 1,137 more words

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Degas' Circle: Mary Cassatt, 2 Painter and print-maker

Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) worked hard to master her print-making techniques during the winter of 1879-80, under the guidance of her mentor and close friend Edgar Degas… 949 more words

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Degas' Circle: Mary Cassatt, 1 Early days

The most significant anniversary this year in art history is the centenary of the death of Edgar Degas (1834-1917). In preparation for a series in which I will try to cover his work, I thought it might be useful to look at the art of some of those who were in his circle of friends. 1,286 more words

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Flowers - Quotes and Art

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”― Victor Hugo, 826 more words

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Pastel Dancers

I recently visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and reconnected with my favorite painters, the Impressionists. I took the time to really study the strokes and fluid lines of Manet and Degas, and got a bit inspired I guess. 1,660 more words

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