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Ballet at the Paris Opera

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Edgar Degas

<p>Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French artist who worked in painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Impressionism, even though he preferred to be called a realist artist. In his early career, Degas focused on historical subjects, but he later turned his attention to more contemporary subjects and images of modern life. Degas’ works often depict the art of dance, horse racing, and the female nude form.</p>

<p>One of the nineteenth century's most innovative artists, Edgar Degas often combined traditional techniques in unorthodox ways. In Ballet at the Paris Opera, the artist creatively joined the monotype technique, rarely used in his time, with the fragile medium of pastel. Described as - the powder of butterfly wings, - pastel was the perfect medium to illustrate the onstage metamorphosis of spindly young dancers into visions of beauty as perfect and short-lived as butterflies. This work, executed on one of the widest monotype plates ever used by the artist, bears Degas's characteristically cropped forms and odd vantage points, which effectively convey the immediacy of the scene. The view is from the orchestra pit, with the necks of the double basses intruding into the dancers zone. The central dancer is in fifth position, en pointe, but the random placement of the corps de ballet, with the dancers' free-flowing hair, suggests a rehearsal rather than a performance. The Paris Opera was the official school of the first state-supported ballet, the Academie Royale de Danse, created in 1661.</p>

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