Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dancing with Degas


One of the most prolific painters and sculptors of ballerinas was Edgar Degas. When I wander the Orsay Musee in Paris I enjoy spending time with the expansive collection of his works dedicated to these dancers. Certainly being a ballerina in the time of Degas was far less respected than it is today, but his paintings are filled with such beautiful soft coloring, movement and flow of the dancers that you can just imagine yourself as a spectator. Here's my own version of Degas' Ballerinas. You will find them dancing on their tip toes at the Bijou Market May 12, 14 and 15.

Au Revior,
Anatasia

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