Arts Everyday Living: Degas and the Ballet—Backstage at the Theater

Edgar Degas, Dancer in Her Dressing Room, c. 1879, pastel and possibly other medium, Cincinnati Museum of Art, Ohio

French Impressionist master Edgar Degas (1834-1917) depicted his memorable ballerinas not only performing under the bright lights of the theater, but also backstage in private moments as seen above.

 

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