Dancers At The Bar By Jacob T. Secrest
Original Acrylic on Canvas
Dancers At The Bar after Edgar Degas. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his rendition of dancers. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation. As his subject matter changed, so, too, did Degas’s technique. The dark palette that bore the influence of Dutch painting gave way to the use of vivid colors and bold brushstrokes.