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Edgar Degas (Sculpture, Impressionism, Realism): Art Lesson Plan
Edgar Degas (July 19, 1834 to September 27, 1917, age 83) was a French painter and sculptor. He lived in Paris and attended as many ballet performances as possible. He also attended small ballet classes, admiring the dedication of the ballet dancers, who practiced the same moves over and over again. More than half of his works depict dancers, typically within routine motions such as rehearsing, stretching, and resting. Degas is usually classified as one of the founders of Impressionism. Originating among Paris-based artists during the 1870s and 1880s, Impressionism is characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes