Before The Exam, c. 1880
Degas did mire than picture the ballet in its fleeting, ecstatic moments. He observed, with trenchant realism, the hours of preparation in the classroom and the movement of dancers, adjusting their slippers, stretching their muscles, practicing their positions at the bar. He revealed the awkwardness of these performers, finding a new beauty in such truth.
|Institution||Denver Art Museum|
|Dimensions||62 x 46 cm|