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Edgar Degas | Dans les coulisses, 1882-1885

Dans les coulisses, executed by Edgar Degas (1834-1917)ūüé® circa 1882-1885, (66.7x37.5 cm), was sold for £8,993,750 / $12.555.275 in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 27 February 2018 at Christie’s in London.
Dans les coulisses, thought to have been executed between 1882 and 1885. Perhaps no other artist is as closely associated with the performance arts as Degas, and this painting transports the viewer to the world of the Paris Opéra, which opened in 1875. Degas was a frequent visitor, and the Opéra became one of his favoured subjects.
Described by Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkk√§nen as ‘one of the most noble and beautiful works by Degas that I’ve seen on the market in the past 30 years’, says Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkk√§nen.

"I saw it for the first time some 15 years ago, and was immediately struck by its uniqueness and its beauty.
In Dans les coulisses, a young woman stands in the wings of the Paris Opéra, about to go on stage. Beside her is an abonné: one of the cadre of well-heeled French men who paid a subscription to be allowed behind the scenes.
Just before you actually perform is the moment when your adrenaline’s starting to run - there’s this tremendous sense of anticipation. And then, of course, the young singer will emerge onto a floodlit stage and move from onlooker to the star of the show.
In the 1880s Degas shifted from oil paint to pastel. There was an intimacy, an immediacy of execution which he particularly liked; he could work very quickly
", - Pylkkänen explains.
"Here he has executed the pastel on linen, which takes the pastel much better than a flat piece of unprepared paper.
This results in these lovely velvety tones, and the beautiful textures of the textiles of her dress, of the man’s bowler hat, of his smart jacket.
You also get an extraordinary iridescent effect, suggesting the lights coming off the stage towards the audience
", says Pylkk√§nen. | © Christie's

Dans les coulisses, eseguito da Edgar Degas (1834-1917), intorno al 1882-1885,  (66,7 x 37,5 cm), √© stato venduto per £ 8,993,750 / $ 12.555.275 nella vendita di oggetti  d'arte impressionista e moderna il 27 febbraio 2018 presso Christie's a Londra.
Dans les coulisses di Edgar Degas, si ritiene sia stato eseguito tra il 1882-1885.
Forse nessun altro artista è strettamente associato alle arti performative di Degas, e questo dipinto trasporta lo spettatore al pubblico. mondo dell'Opéra di Parigi, inaugurato nel 1875. Degas era un visitatore frequente e l'Opéra divenne uno dei suoi soggetti preferiti.
Descritto dal presidente globale di Christie Jussi Pylkkänen come
"una delle opere pi√Ļ nobili e belle di Degas che ho visto sul mercato negli ultimi 30 anni".
"L'ho visto per la prima volta circa 15 anni fa, ed è stato subito colpito dalla sua unicità e dalla sua bellezza", ha detto Pylkkänen.
A  Dans les Coulisses, una giovane donna si leva in piedi nell'ala dell'Op√©ra di Parigi, sul punto di salire sul palco. Accanto a lei c'√® un  abonnesso: uno dei quadri di francesi benestanti che hanno pagato un abbonamento per essere ammessi dietro le quinte.
Poco prima di esibirti effettivamente √® il momento in cui la tua adrenalina sta iniziando a scappare - c'√® questo tremendo senso di anticipazione. E poi, ovviamente, il giovane cantante emerger√† su un palco illuminato e passer√† dallo spettatore alla star dello spettacolo", ha detto Pylkk√§nen.| © Christie's