Arts Everyday Living: A Strange & Puzzling Degas—Why is the Curtain Coming Down?

Edgar Degas, The Falling Curtain, 1880, paster on paper, Private Collection

French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is the supreme artist of the ballet, creating countless works of dancers performing on the stage, symbols of beauty and graces. However, the work of art above offers us a rather unusual view of the curtain, actually descending on the ballerinas. What you think of this interpretation of the world of dance?

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