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Degas and the Impressionists

Edgar Degas. The Cotton Exchange. 1873 From Jeffrey Meyers’ Impressionist Quartet (p. 168): Though Degas recruited the Impressionist painters, he freely criticized their work. He maintained that Monet created nothing but beautiful decorations, and at an exhibition of brightly colored … Continue reading

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Degas: Spartan Girls Provoking Boys

Edgar Degas. Spartan Girls Provoking Boys. c.1860-62. National Gallery, London. I’ve never cared much for the paintings of Edgar Degas. I’ve stood before his canvases at the National Gallery of Art many times over the years, but they failed to … Continue reading

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