Example sentences for: degas

How can you use “degas” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But Degas came around to photography as a sort of afterthought.

  • Despite his obsessive care in arranging shots, Degas the amateur photographer made mistakes, and some of these led to further discoveries.

  • The portrait captures a fraught moment in Degas' career, when he had lost interest in the witty chronicle of modern life he'd pursued with such brilliance for 20 years--the parade of shopgirls and laundresses and jockeys and prostitutes that had made him famous.

  • When Degas walked out on the Halévy family, he walked out on photography as well.

  • More surprisingly, there is not a single mention of the most important public event for Degas during the 1890s, the Dreyfus affair, when Degas didn't just look like a dog but behaved like one, cutting off Jewish friends of long standing and adamantly insisting (along with Paul Cézanne and Renoir) on the guilt of the Jewish army officer falsely accused of treason.


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