Dancers (1899) by Edgar Degas

Dancers - Edgar Degas - 1899

Artwork Information

ArtistEdgar Degas
Dimensions61 x 64 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationToledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, US

About Dancers

The artwork titled “Dancers,” created by the renowned artist Edgar Degas in 1899, is a pastel on paper that exemplifies the Impressionist movement. With dimensions of 61 x 64 cm, this genre painting is part of the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, United States. The piece reflects Degas’s frequent subject matter of dancers and showcases his mastery of pastel as a medium.

The artwork captures the grace and poise of ballet dancers. It depicts several figures in various dancing positions, each expressing movement and elegance. The textures and shades achieved with pastel create an ethereal quality, illustrating the delicacy of the dancers’ costumes and the fluidity of their movements. The dancers are portrayed in a candid and informal composition, which is quite characteristic of Degas’s approach to capturing the life of Parisian dancers. It is a snapshot of a moment that conveys the transient nature of movement and the beauty of the dancers’ form and expression.

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