At the Café Concert: The Song of the Dog: Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas: At the Café Concert: The Song of the Dog

At the Café Concert: The Song of the Dog was painted in 1877, three years after the first Impressionist exhibition in Paris. In it we can see the Impressionist concern with modern city life and a lack of clarity in terms of perspective and visual effects that go against the conventional demand for realism at the time.

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), however, distanced his art from that of the Impressionists and we can see a difference in that he makes parallels between his own type of realism – as in the painting of the singer, who is French Emma Valladon – and more loose and sketchy style within the same picture.

Edgar Degas’s At the Café Concert: The Song of the Dog is in a private collection.

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