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No 349 Edgar Degas

“No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.” Edgar Degas


No 344 Mary Cassatt

“I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.” Mary Cassatt, an American painter and printmaker was born in Pennsylvania on May 22, 1844, but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists.


Inside The Mind Of Artist Patrick Palmer

There is art – and there is brilliant art. A brilliant artist creates a cathartic visual narrative, just as Patrick Palmer does. This captivating creator has imprinted his name on Houston’s resplendent art scene. 1,398 more words

Dancers and Degas

Born in Paris, France in 1834, Edgar Degas was often called the “painter of dancing girls.” French writer and art critic Edmond de Goncourt once wrote in his diary, “After a great many essays and experiments and trial shots in all directions, he has fallen in love with modern life, and out of all the subjects in modern life he has chosen washerwomen and ballet dancers. 225 more words

Degas Monotypes at MOMA

“Make a drawing, Begin it again, Trace it, begin it again, And Retrace it” Edgar Degas

Degas  A Strange New Beauty is the title of this wonderful exhibit.   202 more words


Chicago, Chicago

Ah, Chicago, how I love you and how I miss you now! This trip was my second trip to “The Windy City” and was definitely more eventful than my first, simply because I knew my way around downtown. 649 more words


"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter..."

“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.”

— Edgar Degas, French, painter, painting, impressionists