About The Artwork
Degas was not a big fan of painting portraits as he wanted to capture real moments in social settings; however, when he did paint portraits, he wanted it to look like the model was unaware of his presence and that he was capturing a moment in their life.
In this portrait made up of dark red, orange and brown pastels, we may notice the apathy in the woman's eye as she looks out into the emptiness.
The only thing Degas hated more than the word impressionism was to be called an impressionist. This is ironic as he played a considerable role in developing the art style. Degas wanted to be referred to as a realist. Still, he was a master of depicting subjects in movements just like the great impressionists like Monet, Renoir and Pissarro. Still, unlike them, Degas hated to paint outside and even believed the government should shoot warning shots at those doing it (!)
They expected him to continue that path because he came from a wealthy family. Still, after his high school studies finished, he started working at the Louvre as a copy artist. Still, his father prevailed, and Degas enrolled at the University of Paris to study law but didn't pay much attention to his studies. So instead, he dropped out to study at École des Beaux-Arts.
After finishing his studies, he moved to Italy. He lived in Naples for three years, where he completed portraits of wealthy families before moving back to France to serve in the Franco-Prussian war. He was eventually freed from his military duties and moved to New Orleans to stay with his relatives. Once there, he realised his brother's massive debts, so he decided to sell all his possessions and paintings to pay off his debt. Unfortunately, this made him dependent on the proceeds from his artworks. He thought the classical Salon in Paris didn't work fast enough, so he joined a small new group of artists known as the Impressionists.
- FSC certified poster made on thick and long-lasting matte (uncoated) paper from sustainably managed forests.
- Paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
- Our wooden frames are produced from natural pine/oak wood. The frames are lightweight and easy to hang.
- Thickness: For Europe 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass for the frames.
- Includes hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
-The frame and poster are mounted together.
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• If you receive a delivery, where one of our products is damaged in the delivery, wrong measurements from what you ordered, or does not match your expectations regarding quality, please contact us. We will replace shipping damages or bad-quality artwork. However, we may require proof of image or a detailed description/reason for the complaint in some cases. When approved, we will replace and send you a new product.
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All poster print papers are responsibly sourced and FSC certified from sustainably managed forests.
FSC-Certified Paper? When the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certifies that a paper is made of responsibly sourced wood fiber
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Our artworks are not mass-produced, and they are timeless. The artworks can be enjoyed by many generations to come.
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