Edgar Degas captures the character of the modern age

Two lithographs after Edgar Degas (1834–1917) introduce two themes of interest to the great French impressionist. Images of horse racing were a primary focus for Edgar Degas throughout his career. The spectacle of the race itself was a relatively modern phenomenon in France in the mid to late 1800s. The Hippodrome de Longchamp in the…

Edgar Degas captures a candid moment in the life of a dancer

Margaret Olley was an important benefactor and tremendous supporter of QAGOMA and this gift — a bronze sculpture of a dancer by Edgar Degas, called Danseuse regardant la plante de son pied droit (Dancer looking at the sole of her right foot) is a lasting legacy to the people of Queensland. Edgar Degas’s sculptural practice was…