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Offline Linda Lovell

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Edgar Degas
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 12:56:30 PM »
Unlike most Impressionists who preferred painting in plein air, Edgar Degas was more interested in depicting indoor scenes of people’s daily activities. This is why cafes, musicians and most notably ballet dancers are commonly featured in his works. Inspired by the aesthetics of Japanese prints, Degas frequently experimented with unusual viewpoints and compositions. The artist, who was also a prolific sculptor, often used pastels to give his figures almost a sculptural quality.