HIROSHIMA MUSEUM OF ART

DEGAS, Edgar1834~1917

Edgar DEGAS《La Promenade à cheval》




Edgar DEGAS
《La Promenade à cheval》
《The Promenade on Horseback》

1867-68 oil, canvas 71.0×90.5cm


Horse-riding was a popular pastime with the bourgeoisie in the Impressionist era. In 1861, Degas stayed at a friend’s villa in Normandy. A stud farm was located nearby, and Degas was captivated by the beauty of the horses he saw there. By making horses a theme of his paintings, Degas was transformed into a painter of modern life – an Impressionist painter.

Edgar DEGAS《La Femme au tub》




Edgar DEGAS
《La Femme au tub》
《A Woman in the Tub》

circa 1891 pastel, carton 71.5×71.0cm

After Degas exhibited a series of female nudes in pastels at the last Impressionist Exhibition in 1886, the female nude became a theme of his painting for the rest of his life. On the other hand he painted hardly any landscapes, although they were a major genre for the Impressionists. He chose instead to paint scenes to be found in the modern city of Paris, and the natural appearance of people who lived there.

Edgar DEGAS《Danseuse en robe rouge》




Edgar DEGAS
《Danseuse en robe rouge》
《A Dancer in Red Dress》

circa 1897 pastel, carton 64.4×50.2cm

エドガー・ドガ《右手で右足をつかむ踊り子》




Edgar DEGAS
《Danseuse tennant son pied droit avec sa main droite》
《Dancer Holding Her Right Foot with Her Right Hand》

1896-1911 bronze 51.5×31.5×27.0cm

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