Pink Dancer (c.1900) by Edgar Degas

Pink Dancer - Edgar Degas - c.1900

Artwork Information

TitlePink Dancer
ArtistEdgar Degas
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Pink Dancer

The artwork “Pink Dancer,” created by the renowned artist Edgar Degas circa 1900, is executed in pastel and is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement. It belongs to the genre painting category and, as of the last available information, is held in a private collection. The Impressionist movement, to which Edgar Degas made significant contributions, was characterized by its focus on light and movement, as well as the representation of modern life.

The artwork depicts a young dancer in a moment of rest or introspection. The dancer is portrayed with a gentle slouch, resting on a bench or support, with her feet comfortably tucked beneath her. The pastel medium allows for soft textures and a blend of hues that imbue the piece with a sense of movement and fluidity, attributes celebrated by Impressionist artists. The predominant use of pink tones for the dancer’s attire suggests vibrancy and youth, and contrasts tenderly with the muted background. Degas’s skillful handling of light and shadow imparts a three-dimensional quality upon the figure, evoking both the physicality of the dancer and the ephemeral quality of her profession. This artwork is a testament to Degas’s fascination with the world of ballet and dancers, a recurring theme in his oeuvre that allows us insight into the private moments behind the public spectacle of performance.

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