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Answered 2012-05-20 04:59:42

Degas' inspiration to create came from his passion for the Parisian life with its theatres, dancehalls, circuses and perhaps his favourite subjects of all the racetracks and Ballet. It is estimated Degas made approximately 1500 paintings, pastels, prints and drawings of dancers.

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Did Edgar Degas paint portraits?

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What did Edgar degas like to paint?

His favourite subjects were ballet dancers, woman at their toilette, cafe life and race-track scenes.


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When did Edgar Degas paint the 'Blue Dancers'?

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Click link below for a sample of his work!


Where did the paints from Edgar Degas came from?

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What paint did Edgar Degas use in his famous pictures?

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Is there a reason why Edgar Degas used oil on canvases?

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What is the media of Edgar Degas' Horse racing in Longchamps?

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How old was Edgar Degas when he started to paint?

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What techniques did Edgar Degas use?

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What kind of paintings did Edgar Degas paint?

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Where did Edgar Degas travel to?

To New Orleans to visit relatives and to Naples to visit relatives. And in both cases to paint them.


What materials did Edgar Degas use?

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