Painting by Edgar Degas “Woman combing her hair” was highly praised by critics and rightfully belongs to his best works. She is a prime example of French impressionism. The artists of this trend sought to stop time in their painting. Edgar Degas goes further and captures the most simple, but so clear to the viewer plot.
The painting is dedicated to the most common occupation that each woman does several times a day. And in this is read the style of Edgar Degas. He is interested not in staged scenes, but in life in all its manifestations. Together with the artist, we are peeping at a woman who behaves easily and naturally. The heroine of the picture appears before us without embellishment, in all its natural charm.
The image of a woman combing her hair was created by the artist with awe and thoroughness. Edgar Degas admired the beauty of the female body, and therefore he devoted the work we considered to the image of natural femininity. The faces of the heroine of the picture we do not see. But we can appreciate the grace of her figure. The woman is captured in an unnatural, but spectacular pose. The artist gives his work photographic. He manages to catch a specific point in the process of combing. As a result, the picture does not look static.
The picture is made in soft, gentle tones. The lack of clear lines and contrasting transitions between different colors gives the work a surreal and special atmosphere. The artist applies subtle shades of tones, enriches them with bright strokes and only then puts accents. Due to this, the plot of the picture becomes mysterious and intimate. Edgar Degas masterfully conveys every curve of the female body, demonstrating his charm. A clear line of the back, elastic chest, amazing whiteness of the skin – nothing is hidden from the eyes of a talented artist.