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Illumined Singer

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SKU
WMET0131
Specialty: Giclee on Matte Paper, Straight Cut and Floated on Mat
  • Matte Paper
  • Straight Cut and Floated on Mat
  • 29.75"w x 35.75"h
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Image M1087
M1087
1.13″ x 1.75″
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Image B222
B222
5″

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Illumned_Dancer61.101.7

Our Inspiration:The Singer in Green

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)
Pastel on light blue laid paper, 23 3/4 x 18 1/4 in., ca. 1884
Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960   61.101.7

A sale catalogue of 1898 evocatively described the performer pictured in this pastel: “Skinny and with the graceful moves of a little monkey, she has just sung her ribald verses and, with a gesture that conceals an entreaty behind her smile, is inviting applause.” With her small eyes, high cheeks, and low brow, the model recalls Marie von Goethem, the working-class girl who posed for Degas’s sculpture The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. The singer’s dress, rendered in vivid yellow, turquoise, and orange, reflects the artist’s experimentation with saturated hues and color contrasts in the mid-1880s.

Illumned_Dancer61.101.7

Our Inspiration:The Singer in Green

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917)
Pastel on light blue laid paper, 23 3/4 x 18 1/4 in., ca. 1884
Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960   61.101.7

A sale catalogue of 1898 evocatively described the performer pictured in this pastel: “Skinny and with the graceful moves of a little monkey, she has just sung her ribald verses and, with a gesture that conceals an entreaty behind her smile, is inviting applause.” With her small eyes, high cheeks, and low brow, the model recalls Marie von Goethem, the working-class girl who posed for Degas’s sculpture The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. The singer’s dress, rendered in vivid yellow, turquoise, and orange, reflects the artist’s experimentation with saturated hues and color contrasts in the mid-1880s.