Landscape, 1892


Degas made a series of landscape monotypes during a visit in October 1890 to the Burgundian estate of his friend, the artist Pierre-Georges Jeanniot. Over the next two years he made about fifty monotypes, a group of which was exhibited in the Durand Ruel Gallery in 1892. Although the artist called these views "imaginary landscapes", the present work is intended to reflect his experiences. Degas used colored oil paints covered in crumbled pastels to glimpse a mountainous landscape partially obscured by fog and bordering on abstraction.

Edgar Degas | Landscape