Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Artist's Spotlight: Happy Birthday Edgar Degas

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

Today is July 19th and we're celebrating the birthday of iconic French painter, sculptor and print maker Edgar Degas (July 19, 1834 - September 27, 1917.) Degas had a rigorous academic training and initially worked in the history painting genre. Early in his 30s he changed his stylistic orientation towards contemporary subject matters that were increasingly psychological, such as intimacy and alienation. During this evolution Degas adopted the expressive color and looser brushwork that would associate him with Impressionism, though he rejected the category and thought of himself as a realist. Degas is primarily known for depictions of dancers and bathers, having used them as subjects to explore the possibilities of movement and the human form.

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