by Joan M. Rehlin
Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917) was born and lived most of his life in France. He was considered an Impressionist although he differed in that he avoided painting en plein-air and instead embraced a less spontaneous, more predetermined approach. Best known for his art that showcases dancers, Degas masterfully depicted movement in those creations. His portraits also reveal the complexity and isolation of the human spirit. The painting shown here currently resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers, 1865, oil on canvas, by Edgar Degas
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