Degas by TaschenBooks
An indispensable overview of the fascinating 19th-century artist that resisted categorization, Edgar Degas.
At first associated with impressionism, Degas soon distanced himself from the movement and instead focused on pursuing a more realist approach. Turning his attention to subjects of the body in motion and everyday urban life, Degas produced paintings of noisy streets, cabaret and, most famously, over 1500 breathtaking images of ballerinas.
In Degas, Bernd Growe provides the reader with fascinating insight into the cultural and historical importance of this influential artist through a detailed chronological summary of his life, a concise biography and approximately 100 illustrations of his striking works.