Arts Everyday Living: Degas, a Lady, and the Dance of the Flowers

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AN EARLY DEGAS

THE DANCE OF THE FLOWERS

 

You must  aim high, not in what you are going to do at some future date, but in what you are going to make yourself do today.  Otherwise working is a waste of time.*

Edgar Degas

 

Degas

Edgar Degas, A Woman Seated Beside a Vase of Flowers, c. 1865, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Degas

Detail, flowers

Degas

Detail, woman

 

Before Edgar Degas (1834-1917)  became a specialist in depicting dancers, his models often included members of his family as well as friends such as Madame Paul Valpincon, the possible subject for A Woman Seated Beside a Vase of Flowers.  Although in this case, she seems overshadowed by one of the most beautiful bouquets in the history of art.

*The above quote is based on a remark to ERouart.

 

Decorate your favorite rooms with your own art gallery of flowers in Creative Routines at Home in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

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