Edgar Degas

Melancholy by Edgar Degas

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Melancholy by Edgar Degas. SELDOM Dm THE ARTIST PAINT with such deep feeling as in this small picture where an arresting composition is balanced by profound psychological insight. Always alert to find new effects of lighting, Degas must often have seen a face take on unexpected aspects when firelight played over it; here he captured these subtle reflections, contrasting them with daylight which floods the background of the canvas. The thrust of the figure into a tense, almost cramped pose, is daringly emphasized by the line of the sofa, while the harmony of browns and reds helps to fix attention on the intensely rendered features.