Jockeys At Epsom


size(cm): 30x25
Price:
Sale price£88 GBP

Description

Edgar Degas' painting "Jockeys at Epsom" is a masterpiece of French Impressionism depicting the excitement and energy of a horse race at Epsom Racecourse. The composition of the painting is impressive, with the riders and horses in motion captured in an instant of time. Degas uses a loose, rapid brushstroke technique to create a sense of movement and speed in the painting.

The use of color in the painting is impressive, with vibrant shades of green, blue and yellow creating a sense of light and shadow in the scene. The riders and horses are rendered with impressive precision, demonstrating Degas' skill as an artist.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. Degas was a great fan of horse racing and visited Epsom Racecourse on several occasions to watch the races. The painting was created in 1879 and was exhibited at the fourth impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1879.

A little known aspect of the painting is that Degas was not only an artist, but also a great art collector. He had a large collection of artwork by artists such as Ingres, Delacroix, and Manet, and was inspired by their work to create his own artistic style.

In short, "Jockeys at Epsom" is a masterpiece of French Impressionism depicting the excitement and energy of a horse race at Epsom Racecourse. The composition, the color and the precision in the representation of the riders and the horses make this painting an impressive work of art. The story behind the painting and Degas' passion for art make this work even more interesting and valuable.

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