Ballerina on Stage
Location: Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
Dimensions: 60 x 44
This paintings shows show an prima donna dancing solo on the empty stage. Other people from the ensemble are peeping out from the backstage area. Ballerina's figure just demonstrates the arabesque, which Degas
managed to capture perfectly with the help of ideal position of the hands and a visible feet. This work is one of many images of ballet dancers, which was Degas's
a lifetime fascination - we can mention for example Ballerina Alla
Bara. The author works with pastels, using the impression of airiness and lightness, that pervades the whole scene.
Degas painted picture Ballerina on Stage in 1877. Prevailing color of this fine art print is dark and its shape is portrait. Original size is 60 x 44. This art piece is located in Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Edgar Degas (1834-1917).
French painter and sculptor. He is considered one of the founders of Impressionism
, although he called himself a realist
. As an 1870s painter associated with dance, over half his works are devoted to depicting ballerinas, ballet performances and practices. His portrayal of motion is one of the most perfect seen. He also devoted himself to portraiture, and his portraits and nudes are among the most admired in history.