November 9, 2007

(22) Degas Sketch
6 x 8, oil
private collection
Like most everyone, I adore this artist's paintings of dancers, but it is his sketches that blow me away. They are simple, yet elegant; the best kind of chi.
"Drawing is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality"...Edgar Degas

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