Capturing a moment at an elegant night at the theatre, the present work has close affinities with works by Degas (fig. 1). It was probably from his friend that Zandomeneghi developed a love for the use of pastels and modern compositional choices of women and girls observed unawares from behind or in intimate surroundings. Appreciating the artist’s talent, dealer Paul Durand Ruel bought the exclusivity to Zandomeneghi’s works, allowing his protégé to paint freely without financial constraint and to develop his own aesthetic. 'In art there is but one way, that which I chose: beside this, there is no salvation.' (Enrico Piceni, Zandomeneghi, Milan, 1933, p. 26).
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