Edgar Degas (French, 1834 - 1917)Four Dancers, c. 1899Oil on canvas151.1 x 180.2 cmChester Dale Collection
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While Degas suppressed descriptive detail elsewhere in the painting, emphatic dark lines shape the heads and arms, underlining the artist’s formal concerns. Theatrical lighting over the off-stage performers recolors the figures and creates a simple color scheme of complementary red-orange and green hues.
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Edgar Degas (French, 1834 - 1917)
Four Dancers, c. 1899
Oil on canvas
151.1 x 180.2 cm
Chester Dale Collection

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While Degas suppressed descriptive detail elsewhere in the painting, emphatic dark lines shape the heads and arms, underlining the artist’s formal concerns. Theatrical lighting over the off-stage performers recolors the figures and creates a simple color scheme of complementary red-orange and green hues.

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