Museum Collection Degas "Danseuse Verte" 1880
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Danseuse Verte 1880
This statue Green Dancer or Danseuse Verte (1880) by Degas is a lovely adaptation of his pastel painting of a graceful ballerina dance on stage. In Degas' attempt to catch the action of the moment, his ballet dancers and female nudes are in poses that make no attempt to conceal the subjects' physical exertions. His later pastels, like Danseuse Verte (Green Dancer, 1880), have an elegance unsurpassed by any of his earlier works. This adaptation of his painting into a three-dimensional form adds a new way of looking at his original work.
Degas' mastery of oil pastel is evident in the free-flowing grace of this dancer rehearsing her performance. From her outstretched arm to delicate extended leg, the artwork -- here interpreted as a statue -- bespeaks true mastery. We are fortunate to have this masterful reproduction of Degas' famous oil pastel, Danseuse Verte (Green Dancer), because it adds a new dimension to our understanding of his artistry.
- Material: Collectible quality, stone powder, and resin with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish.
- Part of the highly collectible Parastone Mouseion 3D Museum Collection of Degas figurines.
- Included: Full-color card with the image of the original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.
- Dimensions: 6.5 in. x 6.4 in. x 4 in.
ABOUT EDGAR DEGAS: Together with Monet the founder of French Impressionism, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was famous for his innovative compositions in his paintings and later in his sculptures. Degas created a tremendous amount of artworks. For example, just with his ballerina images and sculptures, the surviving artworks total more than 1,500 plus in various stages of development (sketches, prints, monotypes, paintings, drawings, and sculptures). For 10 years he sketched the young women training and then reused the sketches for new artworks during the next 40 years. The early rehearsal scenes were done in oil; and in 1878, he started using pastels for his dancers, nudes and horse-track scenes. Although sometimes associated with Impressionism, his artwork has an unidealized quality which at times, more closely associates him with Realism.
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