Intro to Edgar Degas: Studies in Darkness & Light

Edgar Degas was fascinated with the female form. He painted a number of versions of a work called Woman Combing her Hair. I chose to transform/animate one version and offset it against a transformed/animated photograph of modern dancer Sarah Moore. Degas is known above all else for his paintings of female dancers. On the one hand he captured their sheer grace, on the other hand he rendered the sad isolation inherent to performance. His paintings were studies in darkness & light.

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Peter Schmideg

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