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Edgar Degas
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French impressionist painter who used many different media to capture dancers, bathers, horse races, and scenes from Parisian café society. A keen photographer, Degas' paintings frequently show real-life captured...
United States Expansion after the Treaty of Paris in 1783
Image by Simeon Netchev

United States Expansion after the Treaty of Paris in 1783

A map illustrating the expansion of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris (September 3, 1783), which ended the War of the American Revolution, recognized U.S. independence, and granted it sizeable additional territory...
Return of Louis XVI to Paris After Varennes
Image by Jean Duplessis-Bertaux

Return of Louis XVI to Paris After Varennes

Depicts the return of Louis XVI and his family to Paris after their failed escape, 25 June 1791. By Jean Duplessis-Bertaux, c. 1791.
Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris), West Façade
Image by Hillary Smith

Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris), West Façade

Like most Gothic cathedrals, the west façade of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris is tri-portaled, meaning it has three entranceways. Above each door is an elaborately carved tympanum depicting a story through sculpture, an accessible...
Adolf Hitler in Paris
Image by NARA

Adolf Hitler in Paris

A photograph showing Adolf Hitler in Paris after the Fall of France in 1940. On the left is Albert Speer (Hitler's favourite architect and future Armaments Minister) and on the right is Arno Breker (architect and sculptor). Taken on 23 June...
Arrival of Napoleon at the Notre-Dame de Paris for his Coronation
Image by Charles Percier & Pierre François Léonard Fontaine

Arrival of Napoleon at the Notre-Dame de Paris for his Coronation

Napoleon I (1769-1821) arrives at the Notre-Dame de Paris for his coronation ceremony, 2 December 1804. By Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, 19th century.
Isabella of France Arrives in Paris
Image by Jean Froissart

Isabella of France Arrives in Paris

Meeting between Isabella of France, Queen of England, and her brother, Charles IV of France, in 1325, illustration from Froissart's Chronicles, c. 1475. National Library of France, Paris.
Two Couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult
Image by BurgererSF

Two Couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult

Two couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult by Giovanni dal Ponte (1385–1438 CE) Czartoryski Museum
A Lit de Justice at the Parlement of Paris, 1715
Image by Louis-Michel Dumesnil

A Lit de Justice at the Parlement of Paris, 1715

A lit de justice on 12 September 1715 in the presence of King Louis XV of France, against the Parlement of Paris. Power struggles between royal and parlement authority would continue up until the French Revolution abolished both monarchy...
View of Paris from the Trocadéro by Morisot
Image by Santa Barbara Museum of Art

View of Paris from the Trocadéro by Morisot

An 1872 oil on canvas painting, View of Paris from the Trocadéro, by Berthe Morisot (1841-95), the French impressionist painter. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California)
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