Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Ballet Rehearsal on Stage (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Among the supreme masterpieces of the century are Degas's pictures of the ballet and its dancers. The impulse towards painting the contemporary scene came to him not only from Courbet and Manet but from his friend, the critic Duranty, the exponent of the aesthetics of naturalism. Yet in the particular direction of his tastes and his conception of design he was entirely individual. To study and convey movement was a chosen task, first undertaken on the race course and then in his many pictures of the Opera, viewed from behind the scenes, in the wings, or from the orchestra stalls during a performance.

Keywords

Paris, France, Style: French Realist/Impressionist, School: Realist/Impressionist, Movement: Realism/Impressionism, French, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Realist/Impressionist; School: Realist/Impressionist; Movement: Realism/Impressionism; French; Painting

Subject: geographic

Paris, France

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0471

Ballet Rehearsal on Stage (detail)

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