After the Impressionist movement, Degas continued to paint, only selling paintings when he wanted to. By the late 1880s, his eyesight began to deteriorate, leading to his focus on dancers and nude forms for the rest of his career.
Spending numerous hours walking through the museums and galleries that Italy had to offer, Degas carefully studied the Renaissance artworks of the greats, which helped him to establish his own unique style.
In the late period of his career, Degas rejected oil painting completely. Despite this, he carried on working with a variety of other mediums that included pastels, with sculpture emerging as his new and favorite medium of art.