Saturday, January 19, 2013

Edgar Degas

After the Bath, circa 1833

‘Hitherto the nude has always been represented in poses which presuppose an audience. But my women are simple, honest creatures who are concerned with nothing beyond their physical occupations… it is as if you were looking through a keyhole’.


Melancholy, 1867-70


Marina Sunset (1869)


Seascape, 1869



 Landscape, Sunset, circa 1869


Beached Boats, circa 1869



Beach at Ebbe, 1870


Actress before the Mirror in her Dressing Room, 1879


Woman seated on a bathtub (1880-95)


Edgar Degas - Woman combing her hair, 1888-1890


Landscape with Hills, 1890


Wheat Field and Green Hill, (circa 1890-1892)


Femmes Au Bain

Edgar Degas (born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917), was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist.
source: wikipedia