The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine
'Ballet Rehearsal' by Edgar Degas, pastel, Pushkin Museum

'Ballet Rehearsal' by Edgar Degas, pastel, Pushkin Museum

 
 
description

Summary

Ballet Rehearsal by Edgar Degas, 1875-77, pastel on cardboard, Pushkin Museum

Edgar Degas was one of the founders of Impressionism, however, he didn’t like the term and preferred to call it “Realist” or “Independent”. Ballet dancers were one of his main subjects. “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Degas once told Parisian art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.”

date_range

Date

1875 - 1877
create

Source

Wikimedia Commons
copyright

Copyright info

public domain