Widely acknowledged as a master of drawing the forms in motion, Edgar Degas is best known for his paintings of ballerinas and race horses. The late-19th-century French artist greatly valued psychology of movement and expression as well as the harmony of line and continuity of contour in all of his subjects. These particular attributes of Degas' pieces are what set him apart from other impressionists of his time.

The Getty Museum is currently showcasing 14 of Degas' paintings, drawings and photographs in its North Pavilion. The pieces run the gamut from a striking self-portrait of the artist in his early 20s, a drawing of a circus performer hanging in midair and of course, nude bathing paintings that dominated much of the artist's later works.

Campus Circle presents an exclusive peek at the exhibit through these stunning photos. This is an exhibit you really don't want to miss.

The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Dr., in Los Angeles. Hours: Tues-Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free; Parking: $7. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu.