Woman at the Window by Edgar Degas

Woman at the Window - Edgar Degas -

Artwork Information

TitleWoman at the Window
ArtistEdgar Degas
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Woman at the Window

The artwork titled “Woman at the Window” is by impressionist artist Edgar Degas, created with the pastel medium. Classified as a sketch and study, the artwork embodies the essence of the Impressionist movement. Currently, it is part of a private collection, reflecting Degas’s fascination with everyday scenes and the exploration of light and form.

The artwork depicts a woman seated by a window, her body turned towards the viewer while her gaze is directed outside. Her dress is rendered in vibrant red tones, which stand out against the more muted colors of the background, highlighting Degas’s skillful use of pastels to capture both the figure and her surroundings. The composition also gives a sense of the figure’s contemplative mood, a hallmark of Degas’s ability to convey subtle emotional states. The brushwork is apparent, with loose and expressive lines, which is indicative of Degas’s sketches and studies, where he often worked out ideas and experimented with form and light. The artwork captures an intimate moment, frozen in time, showcasing the artist’s masterful use of color and composition to evoke mood and character.

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