FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "La Sortie du Bain"
Medium: Original Gravure on Marais Paper
Limited Edition of 1000
Image Size: 6.5" X 5"
Framed Size: 21" x 18.5"
Edgar Degas (French: born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas; (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous
for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of
his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term,
preferring to be called a realist. He was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be
seen in his renditions of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological
complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.
At the beginning of his career, he wanted to be a history painter, a calling for which he was well prepared by his rigorous
academic training and close study of classic art. In his early thirties, he changed course, and by bringing the traditional
methods of a history painter to bear on contemporary subject matter, he became a classical painter of modern life.