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Three Dancers, c. 1872-74

Edgar Degas

French, 1834-1917
Essence and gouache on paper, mounted on fabric
18-1/4 x 24-1/2 in. (46.4 x 62.2 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
F.1969.35.1.P
© The Norton Simon Foundation

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Degas constantly experimented with his materials. In the medium used here, "peinture à l'essence," the artist leaches the excess oil from the oil paints with blotting paper and thins the paint with turpentine, in order to achieve a dry, delicate surface.

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