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Woman Drying Her Hair, c. 1900-1908

Edgar Degas

French, 1834-1917
Pastel on paper
28-1/8 x 24-3/4 in. (71.4 x 62.9 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
© Norton Simon Art Foundation

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A variation on the theme of the bather, this vibrant, spirited pastel is characteristic of Degas' work in the early twentieth century. The nude figure is an animated, aggressive pinwheel of fiery color and movement. A victim of failing eyesight in his old age, Degas ceased to make art altogether by 1910.

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