Edgar Degas: The Ballet Class (1871-1874)

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Edgar Degas, The Ballet Class (1871-1874), oil on canvas, w750 x h850 mm, Bequest of Count Isaac de Camondo, 1911, Rights: © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski, Image source: wikimedia commons

I enjoyed this excellent analysis of The Ballet Class at Artschaft:

Compared to the other Impressionists, Edgar Degas was more of a traditionalist. The Frenchman didn’t paint en plein air, his color palette was subdued for much of his career and his spontaneity was painstakingly rehearsed. With a fascination for human anatomy reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci, he would do countless studies for one single painting. All the effort was certainly worth it, as few artists captured the transience of human movement better than he did.

Continue Reading at Artschaft: Edgar Degas and The Ballet Class (1871-1874)

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Edgar Degas, The Ballet Class (1871-1874), oil on canvas, w750 x h850 mm, Bequest of Count Isaac de Camondo, 1911, Rights: © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski, Image source: wikimedia commons

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Gabriela says:

    Thank you so much for mentioning my blog! I really appreciate it.

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    1. My pleasure! Thank you for writing such an interesting and informative blog – truly a gem. 🙂

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    1. I can understand why – he is becoming one of my favorites, too. Thanks for visiting, Rosaliene. 🙂

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  2. simplywendi says:

    I love this painting!

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    1. So do I, Wendi – though I don’t know if I could ever pick a favorite. So many! ❤️

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      1. simplywendi says:

        🙂 yes, I understand…….. love your blog.

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  3. Oh my goodness!! This is now my new favorite painting!! Thank you for all the details to help me slow down and notice the beauty 😀

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    1. I’m so glad you like it, Jennifer! I grew to love this one as I spent time with it, too. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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