Landscape (c.1890 – c.1892) by Edgar Degas

Landscape - Edgar Degas - c.1890 - c.1892

Artwork Information

ArtistEdgar Degas
Datec.1890 - c.1892
Art MovementImpressionism

About Landscape

The artwork “Landscape” by Edgar Degas is a pastel creation that dates back to circa 1890 – 1892. It is a notable example of Impressionist art, showcasing Degas’s foray into the landscape genre. Unlike his more famous depictions of dancers and urban life, this piece reflects a different facet of his artistic exploration through its depiction of a natural setting.

The artwork possesses a vibrancy and immediacy characteristic of Degas’s impressionistic technique. It features a broad, expansive view of a countryside scene, depicted with a palette that combines earthy tones with subtle hints of color. The strokes of pastel create a texture that is both lush and dynamic, suggesting the movement of vegetation in the breeze. The composition masterfully balances areas of detailed application with more lightly defined spaces, giving a sense of depth and distance to the rolling fields and distant hills. The light appears to be diffused, which is typical of Impressionist works, where capturing the transient effects of light is a central theme. The landscape thus conveys a serene, almost ethereal quality, inviting the viewer to revel in the tranquil beauty of the natural world as seen through the eyes of Degas.

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