Sitting woman drying herself (1880 – 1890) by Edgar Degas

Sitting woman drying herself - Edgar Degas - 1880 - 1890

Artwork Information

TitleSitting woman drying herself
ArtistEdgar Degas
Date1880 - 1890
Art MovementImpressionism

About Sitting woman drying herself

The artwork titled “Sitting woman drying herself” is a sculpture crafted by the renowned artist Edgar Degas. Degas, who created this piece between 1880 and 1890, is often associated with the Impressionism art movement. His work in the realm of sculpture, exemplified by the piece in question, showcases an intimate, everyday subject matter, which is characteristic of the Impressionist approach to capturing fleeting moments and the essence of the ephemeral in the visual arts.

The sculpture depicts a female figure in the act of drying herself, evoking a sense of privacy and the routine nature of personal care. The woman is seated, with one arm raised behind her head, creating a sense of movement and flexibility in her pose. The artwork’s surface texture conveys the tactile quality of skin and the play of light across it, an element that enhances the intimate and sensory experience intended by the artist. Degas’ use of form and his skills in rendering the human body are evident in the sculpture’s realistic representation and the delicate balance between detail and impressionistic abstraction.

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