Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas
French Impressionist artist (1834–1917)
Edgar Degas was a French Impressionist artist famous for his pastel drawings and oil paintings.
Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas Quotes
One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.
What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.