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Apr 09

Arts Everyday Living: An Invitation from Degas—Meet Young Mademoiselle Hortense

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AN INVITATION FROM DEGAS

MEET YOUNG MADEMOISELLE HORTENSE

 

 

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Edgar Degas, Mademoiselle Hortense Valpincon, 1871, oil on mattress ticking, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

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Full painting

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We were created to look at one another, weren’t we?*

Edgar Degas

The versatile Edgar Degas (1834-1917) created other subjects besides ballerinas.  Although he never married nor had children, Degas has left us with a legacy of memorable portraits of family and friends, including the captivating daughter of Paul Valpincon (whom he had known from childhood).

*Likely from a conversation with fellow artist Walter Sickert.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S public domain.

 

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