The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of Degas’s works in the world. One of the greatest artistic innovators of his age, Degas found new ways of depicting modern Parisian life; pursuing a vision distinct from that of his fellow Impressionists. He also relentlessly experimented with materials, particularly pastel that he came to prefer over oil paint.
Jockeys in the Rain is a highly finished pastel, richly built up with layers of interpenetrating colour. Unlike his early oils of the racecourse, where we see spectators, carriages and stands, Degas here dramatically simplifies the subject. He concentrates instead on the complex rhythms and patterns of the movements of the horses.
- Image Size: 26.5cm x 36.6cm
- Paper Size: 30cmx40cm
- Handmade in Scotland by Camsail Fine Art