The Ballet Class Pin - Edgar Degas

The Ballet Class Pin - Edgar Degas

This pin features a detail from the work by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), The Ballet Class, between 1871 and 1874, musée d'Orsay.

From the 1870s until his death, Degas's favourite subjects were ballerinas at work, in rehearsal or at rest, and he tirelessly explored the theme with many variations in posture ...
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Maintenance :
Eviter le contact avec l'eau, le produits chimiques et cosmétiques
Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Theme :
Scenic arts
Art movements :
19th century, Impressionism
Material of the original work :
Huile sur toile
Artist :
Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Material :
Gilt metal
Model dimensions :
1.8 cm x 3 cm
Reference :


Original work kept at :
Musée d'Orsay

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The artist

Edgar Degas (1834-1917)

Famous for his dancers, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is often considered one of the masters of Impressionism, despite defining himself as a realist and an independent. Fascinated by the study of movement, he attached himself to all the motives that represented life: dance, of course, but also horse races. Like his friend Manet, Degas was one of the great painters of modern life, coffee scenes, brothels, milliners, laundresses ... The work of this Parisian and bourgeois artist, very cultured and collector, is marked by his knowledge of the great masters.