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    1834-1917

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While he respected the tradition of the old Masters, Degas drew his inspiration from scenes of modern Paris, especially the ballet dancers of the Paris Opera.
Centering and displacing his models and representation of space, figures are often deliberately cut off by the edge of the picture.
His numerous ballet scenes demonstrate his other tendency to endlessly repeat themes

Degas: "one must paint the same subject 10 times, 100 times"

Laundresses, dancers and cabaret singers whom he loved to paint and draw had a repu
tation for loose morals, so his pictures were though shocking by both the general public and his family.

Related Artists included: Ando HIROSHIGE, Marie LAURENCIN, Henry de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Utamaro, James Abbot McNeill WHISTLER

KEY WORKS
Madame Rene de Gas
Four Dancers
Girl Drying Herself
Young Spartans 1854-1859: -
Tate Gallery London
The Dance Foyer at the Opera 1872:
LOUVRE Paris
The Dance Class 1874:
MUSEE d'ORSAY Paris
Woman Drying Herself 1903:
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
Dancers in Pink
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON
Woman Arranging Her Hair Ordrupgaard-Samlingen Copenhagen
Dancers in the Foyer
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
The Repetition Burrell Collection Glasgow
Jockeys National Gallery of Canada Ottawa
After the Bath Bridgestone Museum of Art Tokyo
The Rehearsal of a Ballet
MUSEE d'ORSAY Paris
Nursemaids Norton-Simon Museum Pasadena /
The Bellelli Family 1858 -
MUSEE d'ORSAY Paris
L'Absinthe 1876 -
MUSEE d'ORSAY Paris
The Tub 1886 -
MUSEE d'ORSAY Paris/
The Ballet from "Robert le Diable"- 1872 -
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART NEW YORK 

 

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 Edgar Degas  Degas: Ballet Class, C1880  Degas: After The Bath
 Degas: Concert, C1876-77  Degas: Miss La La  Degas: Mme Jeantaud, 1875
 Edgar Degas: The Tub, 1886  Degas: Absinthe, 1873  Degas: Dancers, C1877
 Portrait of Hilaire Ren� Degas  Edgar Degas Ballerine in Rosa   Edgar Degas Ballet Dancers
 Edgar Degas Dancer  Degas: Miss La La  Degas: Woman, C1889-90
 Dancers by Edgar Degas  Portrait of Edgar Degas  Degas: Family, 1858-60

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Absinth
original oil on canvas is in the
 
MUSEE d'ORSAY Paris
 

 

 

 

 
Orchestra at the Opera
1868-9
EdgarDegas
original is in the Musee d'Orsay
The Orchestra pit of the Paris Opera highlighting Degas' friend the bassoonist Desire Dihau.


Frieze of Dancers
c1893-1895
original is in the
Cleveland Museum of Art
Purchase from the Hanna Fund


 
Little Dancer, Aged 14 (Polychrome Bronze, Muslin, Satin and Wood Base) Giclee Print
Degas, Edgar
Original is in the
Tate Gallery

 
This figure of a 14 year old dancer was created in wax c.1879-81. and was the only sculpture Degas exhibited during his lifetime.  When first exhibited in wax it was dressed in a muslin tutu.
Casts are in international museum collections, including the Tate, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Musee d'Orsay in Paris.     On february 3 2009 a bronze figure, one of  a handful of casts remaining in private hands was sold by UK collector and philanthopist John Madejski . It fetched a record 13.3 million pounds, being bought by a private bidder in Asia.

 

 

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