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The Opera of Paris:  We Also Procure Our Ballerinas to Wealthy Men | Victorian Paris

The title of this post is not an exaggeration, although the Opera directors would have preferred a more subtle one or, ideally, a complete silence on the subject.   30 more words

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The Opera of Paris:  We Also Procure Our Ballerinas to Wealthy Men

The title of this post is not an exaggeration, although the Opera directors would have preferred a more subtle one or, ideally, a complete silence on the subject.   766 more words

19th Century France

Impressionist Artist Study: Degas

For her project last term Lillie learnt all about the Impressionist painters.  She studied one artist for two weeks.  The latest has been Degas, which was very nearly a disaster!   284 more words

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Dancers Backstage

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) – Dancers Backstage, c.1876-83 (Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art Washington) – The man’s attire marks him as an abonné, one of the wealthy male subscribers to the Paris Opéra. 42 more words

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Degas with Chalk

This is the most fun art project–and I dare say–the quickest one I’ve ever seen in the Fine Arts painting curriculum! I’m excited to do this with my class, week 17, for Classical Conversations. 1,137 more words

Classical Conversations

"The true traveler never arrives."

“The true traveler never arrives.”

— Edgar Degas, French, painter, portrait of Mary Cassat

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