Social trends in mid-nineteenth-century France are readily apparent in the works of many of the Impressionist artists. The work of Edgar Degas is a good example. In this activity you will learn about Impressionism and about Degas's contribution to a new style in painting and sculpture.
Destination Title: Degas: Social and Historical Context
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Start at the Degas: Social and Historical Context Web site.
- Read about the social and historical context of Degas's career. Take notes as you browse through the article.
- Read about Degas' "Life, Times, Artistic Style", and "Works of Art" by clicking on the links on the left.
After you have read the material, answer the following questions.