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Degas and the Ballet Gallery

FROM SEPTEMBER 17 to December 11, 2011, the Royal Academy of Arts will stage a landmark exhibition focusing on Edgar Degas’ preoccupution with movement as an artist of the dance.

Entitled Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement, it will trace the development of the artist’s ballet imagery throughout his career, from the documentary mode of the early 1870s to the sensuous expressiveness of his final years. Here are some examples…

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PreviousNext Edgar Degas. The Dance Lesson, c. 1879. Oil on canvas, 38 x 88 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1995.47.6. Photo National Gallery of Art, Washington. 1 of 6


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