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Long before Toulouse Lautrec immortalized the Moulin Rouge, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was celebrating the musical scene in Paris, personally taking each viewer inside the city’s night spots. For instance, in the vibrant pastel Cafe-Concert, the artist places us at an angle, looking from the orchestra to the stage, as a chanteuse bends forward to entertain the crowd. Can you almost hear her song? Its lyrics perhaps risque, even bawdy, titillating two of the women on display in the back, who coyly raise their fans in feigned embarrassment.
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