In Front of the Mirror by Degas

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Hamburger Kunsthalle
published on 29 March 2022

An 1889 pastel on paper, In Front of the Mirror, by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the French impressionist painter. This work covers several themes that interested the artist towards the end of his career: women at their toilette, women putting on hats, the use of a mirror in the scene to distort the space, a distinctive cropping of the scene, and having the viewer seemingly very close to the subject. (Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany)

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