Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Ballet Class

Title

Ballet Class

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Edgar Degas once said, "No art was ever less spontaneous than mine. A picture is an artificial work, outside nature. It calls for as much cunning as the commission of a crime." Yet this painting almost seems spontaneous--Degas has captured young ballerinas of the Paris opera house at their most natural, when they are practicing unselfconsciously behind the scenes, not performing for the public. The Ballet Class is full of such paradoxes, or contradictions...

Keywords

Paris, France, Paris, France, Style: French Impressionists, School: Impressionist, Movement: Impressionism, French, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Impressionists; School: Impressionist; Movement: Impressionism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Paris, France

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0291

Ballet Class

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