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Impression on Degas

12 Jan

Tonight I watched a biography on Edgar Degas, who was a french painter in the 19th century. He painted dancers, washer women and cabaret dancers…all people who were considered lower class. His paintings became famous because of his use of light and space. He used techniques that are similar to modern day Photoshop. His subjects, the dancers, were women who were bound by their social position. They were beautiful dolls in a forever dance that was trapped on the shelf.