Step into the captivating world of cabaret with Edgar Degas’ “The Singer in Green” (ca. 1884), a mesmerizing pastel artwork that celebrates the magnetic charm of a captivating performer. The subject, described in a 19th-century sale catalogue as “Skinny and with the graceful moves of a little monkey, she has just sung her ribald verses and, with a gesture that conceals an entreaty behind her smile, is inviting applause.” The model, with her small eyes, high cheeks, and low brow, recalls Marie von Goethem, the working-class girl who posed for Degas’ sculpture, “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer.”
The singer’s dress, rendered in vivid yellow, turquoise, and orange, reflects Degas’ experimentation with saturated hues and color contrasts in the mid-1880s. His masterful use of pastels captures the energy and spirit of the performer, bringing the lively atmosphere of the cabaret stage to life.
At ABC Fine ART, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional prints that faithfully reproduce the beauty and essence of the original artwork. Our museum-quality prints are produced on fine art watercolour paper and archival canvas, ensuring vibrant colors, sharp details, and over 200 years of color longevity. By using advanced printing techniques and high-quality materials, our prints allow you to experience the enchanting allure of “The Singer in Green” in your own home.
Enrich your art collection with the captivating charm of Edgar Degas’ “The Singer in Green” and transport yourself to the vibrant world of cabaret. Our archival quality prints make the perfect addition to any space, adding a splash of color and a touch of theatrical flair. Indulge in the visual feast of this stunning pastel artwork and let it bring a sense of excitement and energy to your home.
Title: The Singer in Green
Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: ca. 1884
Medium: Pastel on light blue laid paper
Dimensions: 23 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (60.3 x 46.4 cm)