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Le tub, 1886

 
 
 
 
 
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Artist EDGAR DEGAS This if one of the artist’s most original variations on his theme of a women at her bath. Probably from Japanese art Degas derived this daring perspective with its tilted paint of view and flattened shells of toilet articles which contrast with the curves in the figure and the tin bathtub. Always the realist, Degas has made something solid as well as lovely in surface from the woman’s body. The contour of the bather is most delicately apprehended and the light falls skilfully to model the full, rounded forms, which , incidentally , echo the shapes of the pitchers on the shelf. Supple, masterly, sketchy here, more finished there, is Degas’ use of pastel. No artist before or after him discovered such arrange in this difficult medium.
 
Date

1886

 
Institution Musée d'Orsay
   
Medium Pastel on paper
 
Dimensions 60 x 83 cm
 
 
 

 

 

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