The Beginning of the Hunt

size(cm): 35x45
Sale price£127 GBP


The painting "The Beginning of the Hunt" by Edgar Degas is a masterpiece of French impressionism that represents the scene of a group of hunters preparing to go out into the field. The composition of the painting is impressive, with a perspective that takes us through a forest and shows us the hunters in the center of the image.

Degas' artistic style is characterized by his ability to capture light and movement in his works. In "The Beginning of the Hunt", we can see how the sunlight filters through the trees and creates shadows on the ground. The colors used by Degas are vibrant and full of life, giving the painting a sense of energy and movement.

The story behind the painting is interesting as Degas was an avid hunter and used to spend a lot of time in the fields. The painting is said to have been inspired by one of his own hunting experiences, giving the work a personal touch.

A little known aspect of the painting is that Degas did not consider it one of his best works. In fact, the painting was rejected by the Paris Salon in 1866, which was a great blow to the artist. Over time, however, the painting has become one of Degas's most famous and is considered one of the greatest depictions of the hunt in art history.

In conclusion, "The Beginning of the Hunt" is an impressive work that shows Degas' ability to capture light and movement in his works. The composition, color and story behind the painting make it one of the most interesting of French Impressionism.

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