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After the Bath, Woman drying herself

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Hilaire-Germain-Edgar DEGAS , 1834 - 1917

After the Bath, Woman drying herself

Date: about 1890-5
Medium: Pastel on wove paper laid on millboard
Dimensions: 103.5 x 98.5 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1959

This densely worked pastel is executed on several pieces of paper mounted on cardboard. Degas seems to have extended the composition while working on it, hence the need for additional pieces of paper.

This work is one of a series of similar subjects dating from this period, when bathers and dancers were the artist's principal themes.

Here Degas has exploited the flexibility of the pastel medium, creating sumptuous textures and blurred contours which emphasise the movement of the figure.


People, Bathing, Drying, Wiping, Woman, 1 Person, Square, One person, Adult, Female, Lady, Naked, Nude, Bath, Bathe, back, towel, towels, Impressionists

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