Edgar Degas, Musicians in the Orchestra (Portrait of Desire Dihau), ca. 1870. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1952.69
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Edgar Degas, although an active participant in seven of the eight Impressionist group exhibitions, didn't consider himself an Impressionist. His lifelong interest in line and the figure set him on a fundamentally different path. This talk looks at his innovative use of both elements throughout his career.