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"Dress Rehearsal for the Ballet(?)," Edgar Degas, circa 1873

I am a little unsure of the title for this fairly typical painting by Edgar Degas; I can’t find it featured on any English-language sites.  It is named in German as “Generalprobe des Balletts auf der Bühne.”  (The title above is the same when plugged into Google Translate.)

Without Jury, But With Cupcake

Last week marked Edgar Degas’ 183rd birthday, and if any reason exists to treat oneself to a gourmet cupcake from a local bakery, it is to solitarily celebrate the birth of a hero (which may or may not have been exactly what I did). 264 more words


A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 202: Ballet Shoes

This week was Edgar Degas’ birthday. When I thought of Degas I thought of his iconic paintings of ballerinas. When I thought of those paintings I was reminded that I had used a ballerina as a subject once myself. 26 more words

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

—Edgar Degas.

Thought For Today

Edgar Degas, The Inspiring Impressionist, Was Born This Day, July 19, 183-Years Ago -- In 1834.

by Anura Guruge

As with Rembrandt 4-days ago, I do not think of Edgar Degas as one the artists that will make my top 10 though I sure have no problems with either his cleverly rendered paintings or his exquisite sculptures of dancers. 115 more words

Anura Guruge

She was there. Sketching Degas and his dancers, Paris, 1870s-1890s. (In process).

At age fourteen, after seeing the drawings of young dancers (who were around the same age as me) by Edgar Degas, I immediately made the decision to become a draughtswoman. 139 more words

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