ART/Dance – Degas

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

If you love art and you love dance


Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) – a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.  He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. He is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half his works depict dancers. These exceptional paintings display his mastery in the depiction of movement (as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes).  His portraits are considered to be among the finest in the history of art.  I personally love the ones chosen for this post.

Blue-Dancers, c. 1899 - Degas
Blue-Dancers, c. 1899 – Degas
Ballet-Rehearsal, Degas
Ballet-Rehearsal, Degas
The Dance Class II, Degas
The Dance Class II, Degas

“Painting is very easy when you don’t know how and very difficult when you do” – Edgar Degas

Dancer-with-a-Fan-I, Degas
Dancer-with-a-Fan-I, Degas

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