If you can't make a sense of an image beyond what it appears to be, keep looking until you can. Come back to it, time and again, until you do.
See how Degas subtly changed his copies after the Old Masters to fit his own (and art's) agenda
Veiled images are hidden in even the most simple and natural-looking sketches
Is Degas' Little Dancer just a dancer, a study in realism? Or is she......?
There is more to Degas' art than the mere copying of nature
Learn how to make sense of Degas' most mystifying composition
See what Degas makes of a Delacroix and thus, perhaps, what you should too....
EPPH Blog Posts on Degas
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