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After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself I is a pastel piece, and strongly presents the subtlety and beauty of this media. We can see the direction of the strokes and the lines in the drawing. The colors are smooth and fluid. It is part of a whole series of studies, painting, photographies, and pastels created by Edgar Degas about women leaving the bath and drying themselves. He would often make a series of sketches and studies for the pieces, using photographs as a basis for his preliminary sketches. This piece is composed of several smaller pieces of paper mounted on cardboard, suggesting that he would have initially created a smaller composition and continued the work outside of his original canvas. It’s possible to see the connection between the pieces of paper on the original artwork.
In this piece, the woman that is leaving the bath is portrayed with her back to the viewer. She is drying herself with white towels, and it is possible to observe the precise details on her back. Her spine is strongly marked, and the shades of her skin are drawn in beige, pink, red and white. The shadiest areas are done in dark tonalities of brown, almost black. The light shines from a light source placed on the left of the painting, quite possibly a window, and is represented on her skin with white lines. She wears an orange slipper that nearly fades into the floor pattern. Her curly hair is ginger, depicted in a vibrant tone of tangerine.
She sits on one towel and dries herself with the other one. Dark brown lines mark the folds on the fabric, that is colored in a pearly beige and blue. This mix of colors assigns an Impressionist palette to the piece.
The ground is worked in shades of orange and green. Once again, complementary colors. The pigments of the floor are vibrant and contrast with the smooth palette chosen to portray the model and the towels that are the central motif of the drawing. The chair she sits on is golden yellow and shaded with dark green.
Behind her, it’s possible to observe a grey tub. This element creates depth and gives dimension to the piece. On the background, in the middle of the canvas, there is a dark area that suggests a door or passage to another room, and to the left of it, a vibrant light set of curtains, ornate with small orange dots. The fabric appears to be heavy and thick.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself I, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself I that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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