Le Tub, 1886: Canvas Replica Painting: Large
By artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917), in the Musee d'Orsay, Paris
With elements of both Western and Japanese art, this pastel is a still life that contrasts the light and shadow of chiaroscuro with the stark angles often found in Japanese prints. This is part of a well-regarded series by Degas, and a refreshingly far cry from the traditional European scenes of ladies at their toilette. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its bold brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.
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Large: 41.25"Wx31.75"H framed (33"Wx23.5"H image size, 4.375"W frame)
   Edgar De Gas (1834-1917)

French painter and sculptor Edgar De Gas, whose groundbreaking paintings, skillful drawings, and acumen of movement made him a late-19th century modern art master. Edgar De Gas was born into a well-to-do family on July 19, 1834 in Paris and began painting very early in life. While studying at the Cole des Beaux-Arts, De Gas developed his drawing skills that would characterize his work. When the impressionist movement was influencing the culture in 1865, De Gas gave up academic subjects in favor of contemporary themes.

Theatrical subjects mesmerized Edgar De Gas, and many Degas paintings depict racecourses, theatres, cafes, music halls, or boudoirs. Degas also had an objective affinity for women and his paintings and later sculptures depict female dancers, milliners and laundresses in natural and spontaneous poses, such as Little Dancer Fourteen Years Old. Edgar De Gas ' s eyesight began to fail in the 1880s, so he increased his work in new milieus that did not require perfect vision: sculpture and pastels. Much like his paintings, De Gas 's sculptures depicted action as well as women.

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