Degas became more and more interested in representing his models from behind, as if focusing more on the morphology of the model than on her personality. Similarly, the works in pastel, usually quite small, were developed in unusual formats in which the flamboyance of their colours above all is expressed, rather than the accuracy of the scene represented. Durand-Ruel, the artist's main art dealer during this period, buys his first two nudes, entitled Woman at her Toilette. He often asked them to adopt very acrobatic poses that were in reality, far removed from the postures associated with a toilette. In parallel with the discovery of chronophotography, which could capture all the stages of movement, Degas continued his research into transcribing the gestures of his women bathing.
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In this series, Degas fully exploits the expressive possibilities of pure pastel in his naturalist rendering of the body. With the acceptance of part of the Caillebotte bequest, 7 of Degas' works enter the French national collections, including The Star and Woman getting out of the Bath. Please try again later. Please refresh the page and retry. Travels to Italy where he stays in Naples, Rome studies the nude model at evening sessions at the Villa MediciFlorence, Assisi and Orvieto admires the frescoes by Luca Signorelli in the cathedral there. Nevertheless, he did not make their physical appearance a straightforward record of reality.