"Hitherto the nude has always been represented in poses which presuppose an audience; but these women of mine are honest, simple folk, unconcerned by any other interests than those involved in their physical condition. Here is another; she is washing her feet. It is as if you looked through a key-hole."
— Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Quoted by George Moore in "Degas: The Painter of Modern Life," The Magazine of Art (October 1890)
|Woman Having Her Hair Combed by Edgar Degas (circa 1885)|