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Le foyer de la danse à l'Opéra de la rue Le Peletier (Ballet studio at the Opera in rue Le Peletier), 1872
 
 
 
 
 
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Artist EDGAR DEGAS Manet Renoir and Degas were all captivated by the theatre. They loved to observe the skills and artifice of performance. But Degas’ special preserve was ballet. He could catch in a few decisive strokes the muscular effort and contortions that the “small female monkeys”, as Goncourt called the young dancers, went through.
 
Date 1872
 
Institution Musée d'Orsay
   
Medium Oil on canvas 
 
Dimensions 32 × 46 cm 
 
 
 

 

 

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