Young Woman in Street Dress (1872) by Edgar Degas

Young Woman in Street Dress - Edgar Degas - 1872

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Woman in Street Dress
ArtistEdgar Degas
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationFogg Museum (Harvard Art Museums), Cambridge, MA, US

About Young Woman in Street Dress

The artwork “Young Woman in Street Dress” was crafted by Edgar Degas in 1872 and is associated with the Impressionism movement. It is categorized under the genre of sketch and study. Currently, this piece resides at the Fogg Museum, which is part of the Harvard Art Museums, located in Cambridge, MA, United States.

The artwork depicts a young woman dressed in what appears to be fashionable attire of the late 19th century. She is viewed from the side, in a three-quarter profile, which gives the observer a sense of her stance and posture. The sketch is characterized by Degas’s use of loose, expressive lines and a keen attention to the play of light and shadow on the fabric of the woman’s dress. The warm, orange-toned background contrasts sharply with the darker hues of her dress, creating a dynamic interplay of color. Although the woman’s facial features are not detailed, the overall effect captures a moment of everyday elegance and the fluidity of movement, typical of Degas’s skill in rendering the subtleties of human form. The signature of Degas can be seen in the lower-right corner of the artwork, adding to its authenticity as a work by the celebrated Impressionist artist.

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