Arguably, and not just because their features are illegible, this matters little, for what seems to interest Degas more is the evidently tense nature of the dialogue that consumes them, but keeps them resolutely apart.
Just as it is often said that Fred Astaire gave Ginger Rogers class and she gave him sex appeal, Degas's interest in Cassatt gave her sometimes cloying canvases an edge, while her interest in Degas made him seem like less of a boor; even male critics felt his work bordered on misogyny.
In portraiture, Degas was a master of creating subtle psychological tension, most notable in the work, The Bellelli Family (c.
In choosing them, Degas neglected to include any drawings from his fertile student years, but instead began with five studies for the unfinished historical canvas, Semiramis Building Babylon, which remained in Degas' studio until his death in 1917.
National Museums Liverpool's curator of European Art, Xanthe Brooke, explained: "The reason we're so pleased and delighted to have La Masseuse is because it relates so closely to our only Degas painting.
Freud chose to donate four works of art, including three bronze sculptures by Degas and a painting by French artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, from his personal collection to the nation to satisfy an inheritance tax bill of PS2,340,000.
Freud, who was widely considered to be Britain's greatest living artist before his death in 2011, chose to donate four works of art, including three bronze sculptures by Degas and a painting by French artist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, in lieu of PS2,340,000 of inheritance tax.
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An exhibition by French painter Edgar Degas opens this week at the Paris Orsay museum, with some 170 paintings, prints and sculptures focusing exclusively on female nudes.
The works by Van Gogh, Degas and Pissarro fetched a combined EUR16,466,000 on Tuesday night - more than double their pre-sale estimate of EUR7.
The curtains have lifted at the spectacular Degas and Ballet: Picturing Movement exhibition at the Royal Academy in London and you are invited to take your seat.
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