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Dancers Practicing at the Barre

Edgar Degas, 1877
Dancers Practicing at the Barre, Edgar Degas
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75.6 cmDancers Practicing at the Barre scale comparison81.3 cm
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Dancers Practicing at the Barre is an Impressionist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Edgar Degas in 1877. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Dancers and Ballet. SourceDownload

Edgar Degas gave this painting to Henri Rouart, an art collector, as a replacement for an earlier work he had revised after it was complete and ruined. Later, Degas regretted the painting’s none-to-subtle visual pun: the watering can mirroring the ballerina’s pose, and asked Rouart if he could repaint it. Rouart declined. Good call, Rouart.

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