Edgar Degas | Dancer | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Dancer, 1880–85. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, 2007 (2007.332.1) | The focus of this pastel is the dancer's foreshortened arm, drawn on a diagonal from the lowered hand to the head. The pose reappears in several of Degas's more finished pictures, most often in scenes with a dancer clutching a bouquet of flowers and bowing at the conclusion of a performance. #dance
Edgar Degas | The Dance Class | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Dance Class, 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986 (1987.47.1) #dance #Degas | When this work and its variant in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, were painted in the mid-1870s, they constituted Degas's most ambitious figural compositions except for history paintings.