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Arts Everyday Living: Degas and the Teenage Ballerina---The Little Dancer

Arts Everyday Living: Degas and the Teenage Ballerina—The Little Dancer

Click on the sculpture to enlarge or enhance it.      DEGAS AND THE TEENAGE DANCER THE CONTINUING STORY What do you think of Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, nicknamed The Little Dancer? She spent decades hidden in Edgar Degas’s studio, after her brief debut at the 6th Impressionist exhibition in 1881, where her appearance was both praised and condemned. Compared […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Prelude to the Little Dancer—Degas’ Lives of Ballerinas

Be sure to Click, sometimes Double click to enlarge or enhance the works of art.   PRELUDE TO THE LITTLE DANCER THE LIVES OF BALLERINAS   Although French Impressionist Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer, 14 year old Marie van Goethem, was dismissed from the Paris Opera Ballet in 1882, she’s a prima ballerina in 2014.  The inspiration for a popular play […]

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