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Frieze of Dancers

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Material Information

Title:
Frieze of Dancers
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 ( Artist : painter )
Cleveland Museum of Art. ID=UOC
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cleveland, Ohio., United States
Paris, France
Style: French Realist/Impressionist
School: Realist/Impressionist
Movement: Realism/Impressionism
French
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
Painting
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
The splashes of green paint-strangely placed over the figures well after the artist had finished the canvas-evoke shadows and highlight the ballerina's red hair. In contrast to the immobility of the sculptural frieze, the green in the painting creates a sense of hypnotic movement through the vibrant, diverse colors. .The young woman is placed in an undefined setting, surrounded by mere wisps of color, applied so spontaneously that the paint ran and dripped. Degas even added the circles in the foreground with his thumb. Such audacity, while acceptable in a small sketch, must have shocked the artist's contemporaries when presented on a six-foot canvas. Equally radical is the idea of combining multiple views of a single figure.
General Note:
Design Date: Signed in lower right: Degas.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-PFF0098
usfldc handle - a1.pff0098
System ID:
SFS0035542:00001

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