Example sentences for: pastel

How can you use “pastel” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One is lulled into thinking that these contorted bathers are mere exercises in the handling of pastel, and not the work of, in the poet Paul Valéry's words, "a supremely cruel authority on female contours and poses."

  • "I look like a dog," Edgar Degas remarked of a pastel self-portrait made when he was in his early 60s, a century ago.

  • I was immediately struck by the benign, pastel tonality of the clothed population; there seemed to be a large consensual flight from the color black, that famous hue of communal refusal.

  • Visitors to the "Monet in the 20 th Century" exhibition in Boston are in for a surprise, especially if they arrive in one of the museum's pastel shuttle buses decked with water lilies as if it had been dredged from a swamp.

  • What appears, at first glance, to be a genie rising from his soft brown cap turns out, on closer inspection, to be the sinuous arm and towel, in white chalk, of one of Degas' own bathers, a pastel within a pastel.


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