Edgar Degas captures the character of the modern age

Two lithographs after Edgar Degas (1834–1917), from the Margaret Olley Art Trust introduce two themes of interest to the great French impressionist. Images of horseracing 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…

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…