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11-24-2006, 05:49 PM
Did anyone happen to catch the cover of the latest issue of Fine Art Connoisseur? On the cover is a Degas pastel -- the bather bending over to sop up water from the basin with her sponge. The colour is "to die for."

Deborah Secor
11-24-2006, 07:03 PM

Yep--nice one! Wish it was a bigger photo...


11-24-2006, 08:21 PM
It was this very drawing that made me pick up pastels. I LO-O-O-OVE this piece. I just went to the library and checked out 3 more books of Degas' pastels. Amazing.


11-24-2006, 11:11 PM
This painting is at the Hill-Stead museum in Framington, CT http://www.hillstead.org/ There are a number of Degas' pastels, sculptures and other works at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. I've probably spent more time in that part of the museum than I have in the rest of the museum.


11-26-2006, 09:22 PM
I tried looking this print up at art.com and allposters.com and this one was not there. I wanted to see a close up. Does anyone have a link to this painting. It's really nice in the small version..

11-26-2006, 09:35 PM
I thought I had a bigger version of the painting in my previous post, but it's not coming up. Here's a link to it:

11-27-2006, 01:55 AM
I find it interesting how bright be made the carpet. Reminds me of what I grew up with in the 70's....

Katherine T
11-27-2006, 06:00 AM
Bruce - I went for the same thing but there seems to be something wrong with Olga's gallery. I can get the home page and that's it.

Musee d'Orsay also has great pastel drawings of women bathing which I've seen. It's a great technique up close - and is what started me on open hatching to get the optical mixing effects that Degas achieves.

Bill Foehringer
11-29-2006, 11:19 AM
Isn't it amazing how he created the painting with marks of color? Very straight-forward to the point of, well, it is Degas. PS I think I will continue the subscription when it come due and also start-up Pastel Journal as my holiday gift to myself. BillF

11-30-2006, 05:31 PM
Good decisions, all. (Not that I am biased....)

Katherine T
11-30-2006, 08:25 PM
By the way, I've not see a photo or reproduction of any Degas work which really does it justice in terms of the way the mark-making and optics work in real life. You'd be blown away seeing them for real.