Three Dancers in Pink (c.1886) by Edgar Degas

Three Dancers in Pink - Edgar Degas - c.1886

Artwork Information

TitleThree Dancers in Pink
ArtistEdgar Degas
Dimensions98 x 53 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Three Dancers in Pink

The artwork “Three Dancers in Pink” by Edgar Degas, created in approximately 1886, is an oil on canvas painting embodying the essence of the Impressionist movement. Its dimensions are 98 by 53 centimeters, it falls within the genre painting category, and it currently resides in a private collection. The artwork captures the graceful movement and delicate poise of ballet dancers, a recurrent theme in Degas’s oeuvre.

In the artwork, the depiction of three ballet dancers is characterized by a vibrant energy and a sense of spontaneity. Set against a relatively dark background, the dancers are rendered with swift brushstrokes that evoke the dynamic atmosphere of a dance rehearsal. The central figure stands poised on one foot, her arms and tutu extended, suggesting the fluidity of motion. The soft pink tones of the tutus contrast with the subdued, darker colors of the background, spotlighting the dancers with a luminous quality typical of Degas’s work. The ballerinas’ faces have an impressionistic blurriness, allowing their bodies and the movement to become the focal point of the piece. Through the artwork, Degas has captured not just the form, but the very essence of the dancers’ grace and the immediacy of their performance.

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