Edgar Degas – The Millinery Shop

 Edgar Degas – The Millinery Shop, 1885,
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Edgar Degas ( July 19,  1834 – September 27, 1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas , was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. A superb draughtsman, he is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half his works depict dancers. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and depiction of human isolation

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