Word of the Day Challenge: Esthete

Visiting the Denver Museum of Art is always a pleasure. The last time was to see the Edgar Degas exhibit which featured of course, his signature paintings of the ballet. My favorites were the sketches of horses. He sketched men and women also, muscles outlined, and it was fascinating to see them, even more than the completed works. My favorite sculpture:

A sketch:

Degas was a true esthete.

Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. Wikipedia

Born: July 19, 1834, Paris, France

Died: September 27, 1917, Paris, France

On view: National Gallery of Art East Building, Musée d’Orsay, Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, Rijksmuseum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, MORE

Periods: Impressionism, Modern art, Realism, Abstract impressionism, Neoclassicism

Influenced by: Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Rembrandt, Eugène Delacroix, Francisco Goya

Education: École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, University of Paris, Lycée Louis-le-Grand

Esthete – Word of the Day Challenge