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Dégas and the Art of Dance

Kevin Briggs
Ken Browar & Deborah Ory

Ken Browar & Deborah Ory

Harper's Bazaar features a wonderful article this month on photographically recreating Edgar Dégas' the art of dance.

Chagall will always be my favorite with regard to the use of color, but Dégas (and Renoir, I might add) holds a special place in my heart.

Ken Browar & Deborah Ory

Ken Browar & Deborah Ory

Whereas Chagall was simply unapologetic about his bold use of high contrast color, in my mind Dégas was only slightly less so. Dégas' colors naturally feature more subtle contrasts which enabled increased fluidity in his blending techniques.

Ken Browar & Deborah Ory

Ken Browar & Deborah Ory

A wonderful recreation indeed!

Ken Browar & Deborah Ory

Ken Browar & Deborah Ory