Edgar Degar died in 1917. For more than 50 years prior this French artist became renown for his paintings, sculptures, prints and sketches, in particular his focus upon dance as a
subject. Such as the painting titled Dance Tilting, painted in 1883. Degar was an impressionist or realism painter, known for his intricate detail and physiological complexity. Degar appeared to be heavily inflenced by old masters including Manet, Pissarro, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Édouard Brandon.In the late 1880’s Degar developed a passion for photography. He also became an art collector. Degar eventually isolated himself from everyday society and by the time of his death, partially blind, he died alone and lonely.
The Melbourne Winter Masterpiece titled Degar: A New Vision will be on display at the National Gallery Victoria from 24 June till 18 September.