Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Rehearsal

I chose the painting The Rehearsal by Edgar Degas.  The painting was started in 1873 and finished in 1878.  The medium is oil on canvas.  The size of the painting is 18 1/2 by 24 3/8 inches.  It is located at the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.  Degas does a good job portraying the natural light coming through the windows.   I like that you can see the details of the buildings and landscaping outside through the windows.  I think that the composition of this painting interesting.  He keeps the bottom right corner completely empty while of the other spaces in the painting have a lot going on. 

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