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Dancer Taking a Bow (the Prima Ballerina), (by Edgar Degas)

Dancer Taking a Bow. (The Prima Ballerina). About 1877. Edgar Degas. French, 1834-1917. . Pastel and gouache on paper. . The motif of a solitary dancer poised in the footlights of a stage remains one of Degas’s most celebrated subjects; this version is his largest and most finely detailed. The powdery effects of the pastel,…

The fascination of ballet

… Degas Tänzerinnen, der impressionistische Maler Edgar Degas berühmt durch seine Ballettsaal-Szenen. Eines der vielen Bilder trägt den Titel «Der Tanzunterricht». Elisabeth Knecht-Bohny Leiterin der Tanzschule Eglisau schuf eine Choreografie nach Bildern Edgar Degas. Posted by >steffi’s on 2008-09-26 22:09:01

Degas – ballerina

Edgar Degas French 1834-1917 The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, modeled ca. 1880, this cast 1922 Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon Degas exhibited the original version of this sculpture at the sixth Impressionist exhibition, in 1881. The wax original is tinted to simulate flesh, clothed in a fabric bodice, tutu, and ballet…