This lot consists of an oil painting on canvas, done in the soft, tasteful style of Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). "Degas" is painted by hand at top left. Image depicts an illuminated ballet dancer with lily-white, almost translucent skin. This Impressionist piece would be a fine highlight to any collector's gallery. Overall framed dimensions measure approximately 30.75" x 22.5".
Edgar Degas (French, 1834 - 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially associated with the subject of the theatre; more than half of his works depict ballet dancers. Regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, Degas rejected the term, preferring to be called a Realist. He was a superb draftsman and particularly masterly in depicting movement, which can clearly be seen in his rendition of dancers, racecourse subjects, and anatomical studies. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.
Unframed approx. 30.75" x 22.5".
Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate various collections of Fine Art. The pieces in this auction come from established modern art collectors in the United States and Europe.
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"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.