Wheatfield and Line of Trees (c.1890 – c.1893) by Edgar Degas

Wheatfield and Line of Trees - Edgar Degas - c.1890 - c.1893

Artwork Information

TitleWheatfield and Line of Trees
ArtistEdgar Degas
Datec.1890 - c.1893
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Wheatfield and Line of Trees

The artwork titled “Wheatfield and Line of Trees” is a masterpiece by Edgar Degas, created approximately between 1890 and 1893. Employing the medium of pastel, Degas contributes to the Impressionist art movement with this piece. The genre of the artwork is landscape, and it currently resides within a private collection.

The artwork conveys a serene rural scene, characterized by a lush wheatfield under a subdued sky. The pastel medium has been utilized to craft a soft, yet textured appearance, with strokes that capture the natural play of light and color inherent in the Impressionist style. The wheatfield occupies the foreground with a noticeable path that appears to divide the field and recedes into the horizon, where a line of trees forms a natural boundary. The trees are depicted with a darker hue, contrasted against the lighter tones of the field and the sky, inviting the viewer’s eye to follow the landscape’s depth. Degas’ signature can be discerned in the lower-left corner, adding a personal touch to the tranquil vista. The use of color and light reflects the artist’s ability to evoke mood and atmosphere, encapsulating a moment of rural simplicity.

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