Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

A Woman Having Her Hair Combed

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Degas applied pastel in so many successive layers that the pigment became burnished and the underlying paper rubbed to such an extent that the fibers were loosened and now project from the surface like many little hairs.Although usually associated with the French Impressionists, Degas' work was more tightly controlled, more painstakingly composed, and more visually immediate than that of other artists of his time. Paintings from his early years aim for an academic, historical style, and are nowhere near as interesting as those that followed his decision not to be a history painter. His portraits are remarkably complex and psychological, powerfully capturing the dynamics between the people pictured.

Keywords

New York, N. Y, Style: Impressionist, Group: French Impressionists, School: Impressionism, French, Painting; woman; hair; comb; nude;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Impressionist; Group: French Impressionists; School: Impressionism; French; Painting; woman; hair; comb; nude;

Subject: geographic

New York, N. Y

Time Period

1886 - 88

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This material is licensed by USF Libraries for the research and teaching needs of USF students, staff, and faculty only. See: https://lib.usf.edu/collections-and-discovery/collection-management/user-terms/

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0103

A Woman Having Her Hair Combed

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