Famous Artist Edgar Degas seemed to always be fighting for or against something! He never liked being called an “Impressionist”. He preferred to be called a “Realist” or an “Independent “ painter. But, actually, he was one of the Impressionists founders and organizers of its exhibitions. He was a core member. Degas’ choice of subject matter reflected a change to a modern way of painting. He loved painting folks at their daily work or jobs. Others looked down on this as a slice of Parisian low life – because they worked for a living.
By 1885, most of Degas’s more important works were painted in pastels. We will learn that he successfully combined painting and drawing when he was working with his brilliant colored pastels!
Famous Artist Edgar Degas Show Notes
- 1:16 Degas’s Name
- 2:28 Copying Paintings
- 5:02 The Impressionists
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