Seated Young Man in a Jacket with an Umbrella (c.1864 – c.1868) by Edgar Degas

Seated Young Man in a Jacket with an Umbrella - Edgar Degas - c.1864 - c.1868

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Young Man in a Jacket with an Umbrella
ArtistEdgar Degas
Datec.1864 - c.1868
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Seated Young Man in a Jacket with an Umbrella

The artwork titled “Seated Young Man in a Jacket with an Umbrella,” was created by the renowned artist Edgar Degas between approximately 1864 and 1868. Painted using oil on canvas, the piece is a fine example of the Impressionism art movement and falls under the portrait genre. Presently, this piece is held within a private collection.

The artwork depicts a young man seated in a somewhat relaxed pose, his right arm resting on the armrest of a wooden chair, while his left hand holds an umbrella, its handle resting on the ground. His attire consists of a dark jacket and lighter trousers, which contrast with the muted, earthy tones in the background. The man’s gaze is directed slightly to the side, away from the viewer, giving the portrait a contemplative or introspective appearance. The brushwork is loose and expressive, characteristic of the Impressionist movement, which sought to capture moments in time with particular emphasis on the effects of light and color. Despite the sketch-like quality of the painting, the subject’s presence is tangible, conveyed through the careful composition and the subtle gradation of tones.

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