Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Degas' mystery birds

This is a painting, That I find just plain confusing - intriguing, but confusing. The Met says, "Degas made ​​sketches of this composition in a notebook he used during his second stay in Rome in 1857-58. Originally conceived as a depiction of a pensive woman overlooking an oriental metropolis, the picture assumed a mysterious air When Degas added the two red ibises around 1860-62. "

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Young Woman with Ibis 1860-62