Group of Dancers (c.1900 – c.1910) by Edgar Degas

Group of Dancers - Edgar Degas - c.1900 - c.1910

Artwork Information

TitleGroup of Dancers
ArtistEdgar Degas
Datec.1900 - c.1910
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Group of Dancers

The artwork entitled “Group of Dancers” is a masterpiece by the renowned artist Edgar Degas, dating from around 1900 to 1910. This piece is executed in pastel, demonstrating Degas’ mastery of the medium, and is categorized within the genre painting style, depicting a scene of everyday life. As part of the Impressionist art movement, the artwork embodies the movement’s characteristic features such as a focus on light, color, and spontaneous brushwork. Currently, “Group of Dancers” is housed within a private collection.

The artwork captures a trio of ballet dancers, a subject for which Degas is particularly famed. Each figure is depicted with a remarkable sense of movement and fluidity, a hallmark of Degas’ work. The dancers are portrayed up-close and seem interlinked, with their limbs and tutus blending into the colorful and vibrant background. The use of light, shadow, and color in the artwork evokes a sense of three-dimensionality and the ephemeral nature of the performance they are engaged in. The dancers’ expressions are softly rendered, offering a glimpse into the fleeting moments of rest or contemplation amidst their dance. The fluidity of the pastel strokes contributes to the overall sensation of dynamism and vivacity of the dancers’ performance. This artwork stands as a testament to Degas’ affinity for the world of dance and his exceptional ability to convey its beauty through his Impressionist techniques.

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