Carlo Pellegrini (1876 – 1877) by Edgar Degas

Carlo Pellegrini - Edgar Degas - 1876 - 1877

Artwork Information

TitleCarlo Pellegrini
ArtistEdgar Degas
Date1876 - 1877
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationTate Britain, London, UK

About Carlo Pellegrini

The artwork in question is a portrait by Edgar Degas, completed between 1876 and 1877, rendering an impressionistic depiction of Carlo Pellegrini using watercolor as a medium. It aligns with the Impressionist movement, emphasizing the portrayal of light and movement with less focus on precision and more on the perception of the moment. This portrait is part of the collection of Tate Britain located in London, UK, and presents itself as an example of Degas’s skill in capturing character and form.

The artwork portrays a man viewed from a side angle against a nondescript and lightly hued background. The man is depicted in a formal stance, wearing a dark suit, and he appears caught in a moment of thought or observation, his gaze directed upward. His face bears a contemplative expression, befitting a portrait subject. The figure’s silhouette and attire are rendered with loose brushstrokes, characteristic of the Impressionist style, allowing for an interplay of color and light rather than strict lifelike representation. His beard and the contours of his face are softly illuminated, while shadows are suggested rather delineated starkly, contributing to the overall impression of depth and volume. This treatment of light and shade, combined with the fluidity of the medium, creates a dynamic sense of life within the portrait.

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