welovepaintings: c 1899 Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) ~ Four Dancers; oil on canvas, 151.1 x 180.2 cm, Chester Dale Collection
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. via Nga.gov

welovepaintings: c 1899 Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) ~ Four Dancers; oil on canvas, 151.1 x 180.2 cm, Chester Dale Collection

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. via Nga.gov

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