Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.
DEGAS AND THE BALLET
A FANTASY AND AN OBSESSION?
A painting requires some vagueness, some fantasy. When you always make your meaning plain, you end up boring people.
Quote of Edgar Degas*
Why was French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) so obsessed with the ballet, a theme he depicted almost 40 years?
*From Memories of Degas by Georges Jeanniot