Painters Paintings Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917): L’Étoile (The Star), 1878, Pastel on paper, 58.4 x 42…
Painters Work Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917): L’Étoile (The Star), 1878, Pastel on paper, 58.four x 42 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris. . .
In ‘The Star’ we see a lone ballerina on the stage, the stage lighting shining brilliantly onto her and her efficiency. She is balancing gracefully on one leg and sustaining an impressive pose. There are flowers on her white gown; her ribbon flows out from her prolonged neck; and he or she wears a crown atop her head. She bends her head again and closes her eyes in candy triumph on the success of her efficiency (maybe the viewers is clapping for this younger star at this second), and her rosy cheeks blush with the satisfaction of accomplishment.
There may be additionally a black determine, hiding behind the scenes, standing calmly and watchfully to the facet of all of the motion. That is the younger dancer’s patron. His is the world of violent brushstrokes and threatening kinds, as seen within the stylistic upper-left-hand part of the portray.