Edgar Degas, ‘Ballet Dancers-Pastel on Paper’, Unknown, Painting, Pastels, Leviton Fine Art
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Ballet Dancers-Pastel on Paper, Unknown

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11 1/2 × 13 1/2 in
29.2 × 34.3 cm
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This piece depicts ballet dancers. It is a stunning Pastel on Paper done in the manner of Edgar …

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Edgar Degas
French, 1834–1917
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Though he rejected the label, Edgar Degas contributed significantly to Impressionism with his depictions of fleeting moments and images of modern Parisian life—in theaters, cafés, and, most iconically, ballet studios. “It is much better to draw what you can't see anymore but is in your memory,” he said. “You only reproduce what struck you, that is to say the necessary.” Degas was trained in a traditional academic style, which is particularly evident in the classical subjects of his early works, and he was a master draftsman and capturer of emotions. As his practice evolved, he developed a profound interest in the poses and physicality of ballet, producing approximately 1,500 depictions of dancers over the course of his career. Like many of his contemporaries, Degas was influenced by Japanese prints, which inspired him to experiment with asymmetrical compositions and unusual vantage points. He also worked in a wide range of mediums and techniques, and was particularly known for his use of pastel to depict the figure with an almost sculptural solidity.

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This piece depicts ballet dancers. It is a stunning Pastel on Paper done in the manner of Edgar Degas. It is Signed 'Degas' in the lower left. The measurements are 11.5" x 13.5." The painting is beautifully framed and matted and is ready to hang. "In the manner of Degas" means it is …

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Edgar Degas
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Though he rejected the label, Edgar Degas contributed significantly to Impressionism with his depictions of fleeting moments and images of modern Parisian life—in theaters, cafés, and, most iconically, ballet studios. “It is much better to draw what you can't see anymore but is in your memory,” he said. “You only reproduce what struck you, that is to say the necessary.” Degas was trained in a traditional academic style, which is particularly evident in the classical subjects of his early works, and he was a master draftsman and capturer of emotions. As his practice evolved, he developed a profound interest in the poses and physicality of ballet, producing approximately 1,500 depictions of dancers over the course of his career. Like many of his contemporaries, Degas was influenced by Japanese prints, which inspired him to experiment with asymmetrical compositions and unusual vantage points. He also worked in a wide range of mediums and techniques, and was particularly known for his use of pastel to depict the figure with an almost sculptural solidity.

Edgar Degas

Ballet Dancers-Pastel on Paper, Unknown

Pastels
11 1/2 × 13 1/2 in
29.2 × 34.3 cm
.
Sold
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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