Women Combing Their Hair (1876 – 1877) by Edgar Degas

Women Combing Their Hair - Edgar Degas - 1876 - 1877

Artwork Information

TitleWomen Combing Their Hair
ArtistEdgar Degas
Date1876 - 1877
Dimensions31.4 x 45.1 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPhilips Collection, Washington, DC, US

About Women Combing Their Hair

The artwork “Women Combing Their Hair” is a creation of Edgar Degas, crafted between the years 1876 and 1877. The medium utilized in its production is oil on paper, encompassing a dimensionality of 31.4 x 45.1 cm. Emblematic of the Impressionist movement, this genre painting is situated within the Philips Collection in Washington, DC, in the United States.

This particular piece of Impressionist art depicts a candid moment involving three women engaged in the act of grooming their hair. The viewer’s perspective is that of a casual onlooker observing a scene of daily life. The strokes and color palette are emblematic of Degas’ style, with an emphasis on capturing movement and light rather than striving for fine detail. This artwork resonates with the Impressionist tendency to portray contemporary subjects and moments from everyday life, highlighting the beauty found within ordinary experiences.

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