Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Three Dancers in an Exercise Hall"

This is an oil on canvas painting by Edgar Degas entitled "Three Dancers in an Exercise Hall". Degas painted this is 1886. He is known for his fascination with ballet and ballet dancers in his artwork. This painting has an intriguing use of light and shading and I like how his paintings look so realistic. It features three ballerinas as the subjects. I find it interesting that none of the balerinas  are looking at the artist/viewer. The painting has the feeling of being unposed for. The soft colors of the painting really set the scene of the girls being so young an innocent. I liked this painting because it reminded me of when I was a dancer.

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