Friday, November 23, 2007

Best Pastel of All Time

Introducing: The Degas Award for Best Pastel of All Time.

In my considered opinion, the first Best Pastel of All Time Award goes to Edgar Degas for his The Green Singer. Executed in 1884 at the height of his artistic powers, this 60.3 cm x 46.4 cm pastel work represents a high point in Degas' application of color and in his portrayal of the female figure. The turquoise and orange compliments present a stunning motif, and the drama of the low angle (theater) lights on the youthful character please the imagination. The pastel work resides at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Congratulations, M. Degas. Would you consent to an interview for a future post?

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