TAG: Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas, Dance Examination (Examen de Danse), 1880
Exhibition

Degas

A Passion for Perfection
Opens February 11, 2018

This exhibition will showcase prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze will be on view. The DAM is the sole American venue for the exhibition. More

Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Edgar Degas
Blog: Meet the Artist

Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas was born in Paris in 1834 to a wealthy banking family. After spending three years in Italy copying Italian master paintings, he returned to Paris, focusing on a variety of contemporary subjects—including dancers, race horses, seascapes, and brothel scenes. Although he travelled extensively in the early 1870s, Degas spent the majority of the rest of his career in Paris.

Key piece to look for: Double Portrait–The Cousins of the Painter, 1865 More

Court to Café
Exhibition

Court to Café

Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum
Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

It features 50 masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Masters such as Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet will be among those represented. More