Think you know Edgar Degas? Take this quiz and find out!

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Think you know Edgar Degas? Take this quiz and find out!

Edgar Degas was a French artist known for his paintings, sculptures, and drawings. He is considered one of the founders of Impressionism, a movement that focused on capturing the fleeting moments of everyday life.

Degas' works often depicted dancers, horse races, and Parisian scenes. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on the life and works of this influential artist.

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Oil painting

Watercolor

Sculpture

Photography

What was the name of Degas' famous painting of ballet dancers?

The Starry Night

The Persistence of Memory

The Dance Class

The Scream

What was Degas' nationality?

French

Italian

Spanish

German

What was Degas' favorite subject matter?

Landscapes

Portraits

Still life

Ballet dancers

What was Degas' relationship with the Impressionist movement?

He was a founding member

He was a critic of the movement

He was a follower of the movement

He was indifferent to the movement

He was a follower of the movement

He was a founding member

He was a critic of the movement )

He was a follower of the movement

He was indifferent to the movement

What was the name of Degas' famous sculpture of a young ballerina?

The Thinker

The Kiss

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

The Burghers of Calais

What was Degas' education background?

He was self-taught

He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris

He studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze in Florence

What was Degas' relationship with Mary Cassatt?

They were siblings

They were lovers

They were business partners

They were close friends and collaborators

What was the name of Degas' famous painting of a woman bathing?

The Birth of Venus

Olympia

The Bathers

The Raft of the Medusa

What was Degas' opinion on photography?

He was a photographer himself

He was indifferent to photography

He was critical of photography

He was a proponent of photography

What was the name of Degas' famous painting of a horse race?

The Hay Wagon

The Horse Fair

The Racecourse

The Horsemen

What was Degas' opinion on the art market?

He was a shrewd businessman

He was indifferent to the art market

He was critical of the art market

He was a proponent of the art market

What was the name of Degas' famous painting of a woman ironing?

The Ironing Woman

The Washerwoman

The Laundress

The Seamstress

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