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Avery Crossings - Edgar Degas

  • Avery Crossings 110 West Street Needham, MA, 02494 United States (map)


    Known as the “Great Bear” of Paris, Edgar Degas was witty, urbane, chauvinistic, and misogynistic. He was an aristocrat who detested aristocrats, especially female aristocrats. He became known for painting ballerinas, “those little rats”. But also known for the use of dramatic diagonals, dynamic, off-centered compositions, and for elevating the humble pastel into the realm of fine art. His many contributions to the revolution that would be called Impressionism would help to change the art world forever. 

Earlier Event: August 29
Briarwood - Claude Monet
Later Event: September 11
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