if degas explored textiles


marit fugiwara


the color of pink blistered toes
bruised heels, crushed pastels
and radiant youth


La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans

at the 1881
Paris Impressionist Exhibit,
critics slammed edgar's piece for
it's "appalling ugliness" while others
interpreted the rawness as an
incredible blossoming
of beauty


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Salut! chou chou said...

I always liked this piece actually and was quite surprised to hear that it was considered "ugly". I suppose the realism of it in comparison to the watercoloured pastel paintings which shed a delicate but not necessarily realistic light on the dancers might be considered a bit shocking in comparison.

Anonymous said...

Yum...visual candy! Love it Lee...made me smile.

Ivanhoe Books - Art And Design said...

Gorgeous post. Love the delicacy of the colours.

ii-ne-kore said...

what an amazing post. really, really, beautiful. i cannot thankyou enough for introducing me to marit's textiles, an amazing world.

Jeannie said...

how weird i was just lookingat/researching her today for the first time... thanks for thinking of her connection to degas - lovely.

joy said...

I admire these works because La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans seems like a skeletal shape of the dress. It is so visually pleasing.

copperseal said...

wow, you hit it spot on with the Degas reference. how could they not see this as beauty?

me melodia said...

amazing post!

me melodia said...

I keep revisiting this.