Study of Horses (c.1873 – c.1880) by Edgar Degas

Study of Horses - Edgar Degas - c.1873 - c.1880

Artwork Information

TitleStudy of Horses
ArtistEdgar Degas
Datec.1873 - c.1880
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Study of Horses

The artwork entitled “Study of Horses,” created by Edgar Degas, dates from approximately 1873 to 1880. This piece is an oil painting on panel that belongs to the Impressionism movement, specifically categorized in the animal painting genre. Currently, the artwork is part of a private collection.

“Study of Horses” by Edgar Degas showcases his aptitude for capturing the essence and motion of these majestic animals. In the artwork, two horses are depicted against an obscured, dark background that dissolves into brush strokes, characteristic of the Impressionist style. The horse in the forefront appears sketched more vividly than the other, capturing the artist’s focus on studying the animal’s form and movement. The brushwork is loose and expressive, allowing the viewer to sense both the solidity of the animals and the immediacy of Degas’s observation. The artist’s signature can be observed in the lower right corner, leaving an indelible mark of his artistic presence within the piece.

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