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18 Incredible Works of Art by Parisian Artist Edgar Degas

 We all know famous artists like Picasso, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt. It is likely that you haven’t heard the name of Edgar Degas before. However, Degas was considered one of the founders of impressionist art, as well as a self-proclaimed realist whose art is inspired by real-life subject matters and concepts. His works incited a wide variety of emotions in public audiences, from admiration to rage, which true artistry often tends to do. He was known for using bold strokes and creating pieces focused on dancers, racehorses and a variety of portraits. He created over 600 different works of art, including paintings and sculptures between 1858 and 1912, that spurred a whole new era in art. These are 18 stunning pieces of art by this incredible artist.

1. A Cotton Office in New Orleans, 1873

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, A Cotton Office in New Orleans, 1873
(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

2. The Dance Class (La Classe de Danse), 1873–1876 

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, The Dance Class (La Classe de Danse), 1873–1876

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

3. Place de la Concorde, 1875

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Place de la Concorde, 1875

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

4. At the Races, 1877–1880 

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, At the Races, 1877–1880

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

5. The Bellelli Family, 1858–1867

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, The Bellelli Family, 1858–1867

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

6. Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers, 1865 

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers, 1865

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

7. The Dancing Class, 1871

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, The Dancing Class, 1871

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

8. Ballet Rehearsal, 1873

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Ballet Rehearsal, 1873

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

9. Rehearsal on Stage, 1874

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Rehearsal on Stage, 1874 

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

10. The Singer with the Glove, 1878 

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, The Singer with the Glove, 1878 

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

11. Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers (Star of the Ballet) (also with ballerina Rosita Mauri), 1878

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Dancer with a Bouquet of Flowers (Star of the Ballet) (also with ballerina Rosita Mauri), 1878 

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

12. The Millinery Shop, 1885 

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, The Millinery Shop, 1885

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

13. Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon, c. 1871 

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon, c. 1871

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  


14. Stage Rehearsal, 1878–1879 

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Stage Rehearsal, 1878–1879 

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

15. Deux danseuses, 1879

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Deux danseuses, 1879 

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

16. Waiting, 1880-1882

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Waiting, 1880-1882

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

17. Before the Race, 1882–84

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Before the Race, 1882–84

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)

 

18. Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, 1879 

Beautiful paintings and masterpieces by French Impressionist and Realist Artist from Paris, Edgar Degas, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, 1879

(By Edgar Degas, Wikimedia Commons)  

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