Edgar Degas was fascinated with the movement of dance and over half of his paintings are focused on this subject matter. Prima Ballerina is from 1876-77. http://www.edgar-degas.org/ Pastel, Paris, Artists, Degas Ballerinas, Ballet Dancers, Stars, Beautiful, Degas Painting, Edgar Degas
Degas ~ The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer; cast in 1922 from a mixed-media sculpture modeled ca. 1879–80 Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917) Bronze, partly tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon, on a wooden base
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Dance Class, 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986 (1987.47.1) #dance #Degas | When this work and its variant in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, were painted in the mid-1870s, they constituted Degas's most ambitious figural compositions except for history paintings.