Exhibit image
28 9.6 (14)

Dancers, Pink and Green  1890

by Edgar Degas

The heavily impastoed surface suggests that Degas worked directly and extensively on this picture, building up passages of oil paint with brushes and his fingers. By mixing his colors with white to make them opaque, and by applying his pigments thickly and in several layers, he approximated the pastel technique that he had perfected in the 1880s. Degas punctuated the compo...
32 3/8 x 29 3/4 in. (82.2 x 75.6 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art