Jockeys in the Rain by Edgar Degas on show in Glasgow

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Jockeys in the Rain by Edgar Degas is not on show at the Glasgow Art Museum. The French painter was fascinated by unusual poses and his favourite themes were the ballet, women bathing and the racecourse.
Degas revolutionised composition by abandoning accepted methods and by turning instead to Japanese prints and photography for inspiration. As a result, his pictures have unusual, off-centre arrangements.This is a scene en plein air (ie set outdoors, it was very common French impressionism. Claude Monet is another famous interpreter along with Edouard Manet.

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