The Pastel Journal

An Exceptional Acquisition

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, dedicated to the work of the Dutch Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh (1853–90), has made a major acquisition that will aid in contextualizing the work of the artist. Earlier this year, the museum announced that a pastel work by French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834–1917) had entered its permanent collection.

The 1896 work presents an is one of approximately 10 ambitious pastels from a period in which Degas focused all his effort on depicting female nudes. Van Gogh was a great admirer of these drawings, and his own work was influenced by them.

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