Edgar Degas
1834 - 1912

Degas Paintings:

Degas said, "People call me painter of dansing girls. It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and in painting prety clothes."

"The Star" (L'Étoile)

60 x 44 cm,
Pastel / Monotype

The Star - Edgar Degas

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"Edgar Degas described his model's features and gesture precisely, allowing us to identify her as Rosita Mauri, a popular young ballerina who made her debut at the Paris Opéra in 1878. The receding lines of" ... more

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