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Edgar Degas was a French artist born in Paris. His full name is Hilaire Germain Edgar. Degas's father was a banker, and his mother was New Orleans in the United States.
In fact, Edgar had a deep passion for music when he was a little boy. Degas was sent to Lycee Louis-le-Grand, where classical education began.
Besides music, Degas specializes in painting and drawing. The father, who is passionate about art, found support and motivation. When he was eighteen years old, Degas had an opportunity to reproduce the artistic techniques of various artists in his works in the Louvre. With this opportunity, he was able to create Raphael's exceptional ears when examining Eugene Delacroix and Ingres's styles, as well as other contemporary painters.
In 1855, the young artist was admitted to the Academie des Beaux Arts, now known as the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After working in this institution for about a year, Degas left his school and decided to spend more time in Italy.
In Italy, Degas decided to copy some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, some of the artist's inspirations. The masterpiece of these artists was inspired by young artists.
Finally he returned to Paris in 1859. In the meantime, he already had a great image as a painter. For Degas, he was very impressed by the traditional painting approach that showed great historical scenes and large-scale family portraits. He decided to send some of his works to Salon, but he faced some difficulties. The hall was run by French artists and intellectuals who pioneered public exhibitions.
However, the group had the concept of traditional beauty. They thought Degas' works were not important and it was hard to come up with them. So he developed his style and met Edouard Manet. According to Degas, artists should consider a more recent approach to their work.
In 1868, the artist was among the members of avante-garde artists during that time. Among these famous artists were Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Often in Cafe Gerbois in France, they met in a place where they discussed different modern art techniques.
When a bloody civil war began to help rebuild the Third Republic of France, Degas escaped by taking refuge with his relatives in the United States.
When Degas returned to his hometown in 1873, he met with other artists, including Sisley and Monet, who founded the Societe Animation des Artistes. The group was dedicated to building art exhibitions that were not under the control of the Hall. In the end, they turned into artists who described themselves as Impressionists. These artists also organized their first impressionist exhibitions in 1874. Among the topics included in Degas' work were images of women of modern times, such as ballet dancers, laundry and millers.
Over the years, the group of artists had eight impressionist exhibitions, usually by Degas himself. Many pieces of Degas were included here, including Dance Class, Dance Class, Dancing Balls Dancing and Woman Ironing. There
was also a famous sculpture called The Little Fourteen Year Old Dancer,
which at the same time became controversial and aroused admiration at
the same time. Throughout the dance, ballet dancer Edgar Degas has always returned. Van Gogh's Monet, his Sunflowers, Cezanne apples and his Lotuses - that artists always come back to their themes.