Le dessin n’est pas la forme, il est la manière de voir la forme. 

Drawing is not form, but a way of seeing form.   —   Edgar Degas


2 thoughts on “Art Quote du Jour

  1. That is a powerfully true statement symbolic of a lot of art forms. There is something very evocative about this painting, propelling the viewer into a guilt of intruding into her private space which she has innocently taken for granted, but in that very innocence and pureness where she is (or perhaps at least she thinks that she is ?) alone, there is an immense beauty about her.

  2. Thanks for your fine comment. FYI, this pastel (I’ve should have noted it somewhere) belongs to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

    I love this Degas quote, which is so wise!

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