A century ago today, Edgar Degas died in Paris. Was he an Impressionist, a misogynist, or just the odd man out?
A mere theme, or an obsession? During his later career, Degas’ pastels of nude women getting out of the bath and drying dominated his art. Why?
He kept returning to the coast, and continued to paint its seasons and moods, its fury and its peace.
Degas a painter of landscapes? Yes, about 7% of his total output were primarily landscapes, including some of his earliest and last works.
A succinct summary of the biography of Degas, told with the aid of 12 of his key works, from history painting to the late landscapes.
His involvement in the Impressionist Exhibitions almost broke the movement apart, and brought Degas into direct opposition with Monet. Here are his paintings.
She mastered drypoint, aquatint, and monotype processes, combining them to produce superb prints – as well as wonderful pastel paintings.
The evolution of her painting in oils and pastels, and the start of her print-making – which was to become so important in her later work.
In the years to 1879, she became skilled in different media, including pastels, and her style transformed to Impressionism.
In less than a decade of painting, he rose as a brilliant star among America’s Impressionists. Why then has he been forgotten?