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See more than 100 works created between 1855 and 1906 by French artist Edgar Degas.

On display only at the Denver Art Museum Feb. 11-May 20, 2018.​

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Edgar Degas is famous for his paintings and drawings capturing movement, particularly dance, but now you can get a glimpse of his wider artistic output, from 1855 to 1906, that also covers pastels, etchings, monotypes and bronze sculptures. 

Denver Art Museum’s Degas: A Passion for Perfection will showcase this prolific French artist, featuring more than 100 works. While his well-known pieces will be on display, the exhibition will delve deeper into his long artistic journey where his interest shifted from historical portraits to contemporary life. 

Degas was an expert with lighting and constantly experimented with new techniques. He had deep respect for the old masters and rejected the “impressionist” label. He was fascinated with the performing arts, horses, nudes and everyday life.

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Credits

Edgar Degas, Four Ballet Dancers on Stage, 1885/90. Oil paint on canvas; 28-3/4 x 36-1/4 in. Gift, 1950; INV. 82 P. Collection of Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Assis Chateubriand, Brazil. Photo by João Musa. 

Edgar Degas, Racehorses at Longchamp,1871, possibly reworked in 1874. Oil paint on canvas; 34.0 x 41.9 cm (13 3.8 x 16 1/2 in.). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, S.A. Denio Collection: Sylvanus Adams Denio Fund and General Income, 03.1034. Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston