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What Degas Saw looks at the world through a beloved artist’s eyes and provides insight into his creative process. Walking through the streets of Paris with cape and cane, the French artist Edgar Degas observes the world around him, finding inspiration at every turn.

From the blurry faces of passersby glimpsed through a bus window to the sundappled landscape seen from a moving train, from the hunched profiles of laundresses at work to light bathed ballerinas on the opera house stage, the artist with open eyes and a curious mind collects impressions of the people and places he sees.

About the Authors
Samantha Friedman is an assistant curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is the author of Matisse’s Garden, among other books on modern art. She lives Brooklyn.

Cristina Pieropan lives and works in Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso. She lives with her husband Andrew and their three children, Nicholas, Alice, Mary Magdalene and an all black dog, Pina. After a decade of experience in the fashion industry, his love for illustrated books and meeting with two great artists (the teacher Cesare Baldassin, engraver and painter, and Master Stephan Zavrel, all-round artist), try the way of 'Publishing for boys. It specializes in engraving technique and participate in some courses of the International School of Illustration Zavrel. Since 2001 he has published fifteen books in Italy and abroad. He exhibited in many exhibitions and works with the Diocesan Museum of Padua with workshops for children.