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Edgar Degas and the Impressionism

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In the Edgar Degas and Impressionism course, get to know a fantastic artist and an outstanding figure in the history of art.

Discover the history and characteristics of the impressionist movement and its most outstanding artists

Includes 24-hour access for an unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the program
  • Evaluation (1 final questionnaire)
  • Certificate.

Learning objectives 

  • Know the historical context of the impressionist movement and the great changes that took place in Degas’ time.
  • Know the characteristics of the Impressionist movement and its most important figures
  • Discover the life and work of Edgar Degas and analyze some of his most emblematic works

Who takes this Course? 

This course is for all those who have interest on history and art history.

Is particularly suitable to:

  • students and teachers of arts and art history;
  • historians and art historians;
  • tour guides and museum guides.

No access requirements


Certificado de Formação. Entidade CertificadaAt the end of the course, a training certificate will be issued . Know more.

We are a training entity certified by DGERT – Training Entity Certificate No. 1800/2015 – so the certificate has international validity.




The course price (a single payment) includes all content, assessment and certificate. The value is exempt from VAT under paragraph 10 of Article 9 of the CIVA.


The course is organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence. However, you can freely browse the entire course without any restrictions 24 hours a day, according to your interests and your own work method.

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How it works


Access 24 / 24 hours

Immediate start. Access every day, 24 hours a day to all content.

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From any device

Optimized for mobile devices. You just need an internet connection.

Learn anyplace you want!


For unlimited time

There is no time limit to complete your course. And you can access it whenever you want and as many times as you want.

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The course price includes the evaluation and Certificate.

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Course structure

Paris at the time of Degas

1.Paris in the time of Degas

1.1. Paris (1834-1917) –  Key word: Progress!

1.1. A Changing City: transformations in Paris

1.2. Reaching audiences: the Salons and Exhibitions


2 – Impressionism

2.1. The Impressionist movement

2.2. Leading Artists

2.3. Features

2.4. Impressionism and its relation with the technical advances: photography and the paint tube

Edgar Degas

3. Edgar Degas

3.1. Life

3.2. Work

3.2.1. Ballerinas

3.2.2. Portraits and families

3.2.3. The toilette

3.2.4. Horses

3.2.5. Other themes

4. Detailed analysis of one of the best known works of Degas: The Dance Class.


Fátima Muralha

Fátima Muralha

Graduated in History – Art History from the Universidade Nova of Lisbon. Post-Graduate in Management and Promotion of Heritage by the UAL. Specialised in Management of Cultural Projects. Various training courses and a specialisation course regarding Promoting Heritage, Conservation & Restoration, Museum studies and Vocational Training. Coordinator in multiple projects linked to Historical and Artistic Heritage, educational and vocational training projects in various entities. Author of several publications and communications. Creator and coordinator of the development of virtual content of the project: History | Art | Culture.


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