The Dancers  1898

by Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas was one of the great masters of pastel, a medium he favored throughout his career. Beginning in the 1870s, in a series of pastels devoted to the subject of dancers, Degas tirelessly explored movement, light, and color, producing a body of work unrivalled in beauty and innovation. In The Dancers (1898) a late masterpiece, Degas used the medium with a freedom and...
29 x 24 in.
Pastel on paper on board
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art