Jockeys (1886) by Edgar Degas

Jockeys - Edgar Degas - 1886

Artwork Information

ArtistEdgar Degas
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationHill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT, US

About Jockeys

The artwork “Jockeys” by Edgar Degas, created in 1886, is a genre painting made using pastel on paper. It is an example of the Impressionist movement and is housed at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut, United States.

In the painting, a group of jockeys is depicted atop their horses, seemingly in preparation for a race or perhaps during a casual ride. The composition captures the jockeys in various stances; some are looking forward while others are engaged in conversation with fellow riders, creating a scene filled with movement and interaction. Degas’ use of pastel leads to a blend of vibrant and muted colors, with the grassy field showing subtle tonal variations, giving it a textured look. The fluid, sketch-like quality of the figures and their mounts is characteristic of Degas’ style and the Impressionist movement’s focus on capturing the essence of a moment and the effects of light. Each rider and horse displays individuality through different colors and postures, highlighting Degas’ attention to detail and his interest in the world of horse racing.

Other Artwork from Edgar Degas

More Impressionism Artwork

Scroll to Top