Edgar Degas: Impressionist

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Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas was a well-known French painter and sculptor in the late 19th century. During his career, he was considered as one of the Impressionists even though he himself preferred to be labelled as a Realist or Independent (candra, 2007). Like other Impressionists, such as Monet, Manet, and Whistler, Degas also used Japanese principles in creating works of art. Edgar Degas was a collector of Japanese prints. He incorporated Japanese compositional principles into his work. He was deeply inspired by Hokusai’s sketches of Manga, especially those that depicted women washing themselves in awkward poses. Later, in the late 1870s, “Hokusai’s vision was echoed in Degas’ favoured themes” (candra, 2007)it was found that the study of women

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