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Mme. Michel Musson and Her Daughters, Estelle and Desiree, 1865 (w/c with touches of charcoal, brush and wash on paper)

Mme. Michel Musson and Her Daughters, Estelle and Desiree, 1865 (w / c with touches of charcoal, brush and wash on paper)


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Mme. Michel Musson and Her Daughters, Estelle and Desiree, 1865 (w/c with touches of charcoal, brush and wash on paper)

5860154 Mme. Michel Musson and Her Daughters, Estelle and Desiree, 1865 (w/c with touches of charcoal, brush and wash on paper) by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); 35 -- 26.5 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; (add.info.: by Edgar Degas)

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Mme. Michel Musson and Her Daughters, Estelle and Desiree

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is a captivating snapshot of family life in 19th century France. Painted by the renowned artist Edgar Degas, this watercolor print showcases his mastery in capturing intimate moments with delicate brushstrokes. The composition centers around Mme. Michel Musson, a poised and elegant woman who exudes maternal warmth. She gazes tenderly at her two daughters, Estelle and Desiree, who stand beside her with youthful innocence. The artist's use of charcoal adds depth to their features while the wash technique creates a softness that enhances their ethereal beauty. In the background, we see a grand fireplace with an intricately carved lintel, symbolizing both comfort and luxury. This setting evokes a sense of domesticity and hints at the family's social status during that era. Degas' work is often associated with Impressionism due to his focus on capturing fleeting moments rather than rigid formal poses. Here, he skillfully portrays not only the physical likeness but also the emotional connection between mother and daughters. This artwork offers us a glimpse into 19th-century fashion as well; Mme. Michel Musson dons an exquisite gown indicative of high society elegance while her daughters are dressed in fashionable attire befitting young ladies of their time. Displayed at The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, USA, this piece continues to captivate viewers with its timeless portrayal of familial love amidst an ever-changing world.

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