Edgar Degas

Racehorses at Longchamp (1881 - 1882)


Beyond The Frame

Episode Two

Edgar Degas was one of the founding members of impressionism,  He hated the term “impressionism” and didn’t want a label. All his paintings were created from memory and imagination – he loved to say that “no art can be less spontaneous than mine.”

Racehorses at Longchamp - a painting of jockeys on their horses hanging about the track at the end of a race was interestingly Degas first work to be bought by an American museum, the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. 

Production Team

Producer: Indi Symons / Josh Butt

Writer: Angela Greensill / Josh Butt