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As a student t of art appreciation going to museum is a part of the course I had a chance to visit the Museum of Fine Arts Houston last month and looked at the artworks there There are many interesting artworks that displayed from painting drawing to sculpture piece of architecture etc However the three most interesting me are the drawing of Edgar Degas The Russian Dancer the painting of Gustave Caillebotte The Orange Tree and Walchensee in Moonlight by Lovis Corinth Edgar Degas drew The Russian Dancer in 1895 on pastel and charcoal on jointed paper mounted on board This artwork is from the series drawing of dancer from Ukraine who performed in Paris in the late of 1890s mfah It is very representational that this pastel is about a female dancer is dancing Her head tilts to the right her left hand places in her head while the right leg raises high above the floor and the right hand retains the right leg She looks toward the direction of her right leg is pointing The dancer wears a white milky blouse and a long red orange skirt Her dress seems to make from sheer nylon or silky because it looks very soft and soaring On her head there is a headband with two flowers in light blue and red orange Around her body from the hip to the legs has a blue border that implied for her movement The figure of dancer covers over the drawing Three main colors in this drawing are orange blue and white They are all the lightness color Degas uses thin contour lines surrounds and established the figure of the dancer It also has blue implied lines around dancers body which present for the direction of her movement The viewer is positioned into dancers forefeet so it could be said that this pastel is one point linear perspective This artwork also expresses the actual texture through
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