by Miriam Dym
I've always meant to find out: does Elstir = Dégas? did you all talk about this? I guess most of the Elstir writing is in the next section?I am attaching a slew of images that the descriptions of Elstir's work made me think of... there was a reference, page forgotten, to early mythological subject canvases (attached: spartan youths). The image of the woman in red with the fan makes me think of odette in her chinoiserie phase. The paintings of the woman on the cafe terrace and the woman sitting next to and overwhelmed by the big vase of flowers -- I have a nagging feeling there are specific references which elude me... Elstir observing the fine details of fashion, certainly... Finally, race horses with jockeys in silks! Dégas made several of these paintings and also pastels (which degas used often) so I picked a clear one. sorry no dates.