Friday, August 10, 2007
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
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Born Edgar Hilaire Germain Degas on July 19, 1834, in Paris. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and his innovative composition, skillful drawing, and perceptive analysis of movement made him one of the masters of modern art in the late 19th century painting primarily women. In the 1880s, when his eyesight began to fail, Degas shifted his talent to sculpture and pastel that did not require such acute vision. He died in Paris on September 27, 1917 and is buried in the Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on Edgar Degas.]
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