2016. március 5., szombat

Dancer in Green

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917): Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green) c.1877-79, (Pastel and gouache on paper, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) - The group of dancers is depicted in mid-performance, as viewed from an upper side box… Only one of the girls in green is shown full-length, captured as she executes a swift, complicated turn. Degas felt that the unfinished, transitory nature of reality could only be conveyed using a fragmented technique. Here, the fleeting nature of the movements is captured with rapid pastel strokes, applied with skill…

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