Thursday, September 27, 2007

Edgar Degas

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1917 of Edgar Degas. It's odd to think that he died about a year before my mother was born. He's considered one of the founders of Impressionism and is perhaps best known for his paintings of ballet dancers.

The National Gallery of Art has some pictures including a close study of The Dance Lesson. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has some information on his life and art. PBS has some resources. There are pictures of his paintings and some information about his life at OCAIW.

BBC MasterWorks presentation Private Life Of A Masterpiece -Little Dancer Aged Fourteen:

A slide show of his work:

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