What a treat to see the Degas Exhibit at MFAH, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. I must admit to having had Degas in a mental box entitled "Pastel Ballerinas". I knew he did a few oils and a sculpture or two, but WOW! The following photos were taken with my iPhone, so please excuse the glare and reflections.
|Self-portrait in a a Soft Hat, Oil on paper mounted on canvas|
|The Dance Class, Oil on canvas (cropped) |
|Woman Seated on the Edge of a Bath Sponging Her Neck, Oil and essence on paper on canvas|
I love the beautiful pink bow and ballet slippers.
|Portrait of a Young Woman, Oil on canvas|
Dancer Stretching, Pastel on pale blue-gray laid paper
(Sorry about the crooked photo)
|Group of Dancers (Red Skirts), Pastel|
The titles of many of his paintings indicate that he painted those subjects so often that specific names became quite a challenge. What a prolific and masterful artist! I now have an even greater respect for Edgar Degas.
More to come...