Edgar Degas was famous for his unconventional portraits of ballet dancers. Instead of catching them in moments of beauty, he painted snapshots, unguarded moments, like reading the newspaper! Absolutely LOVE Degas dancer paintings, they are my favorite.
Interior with a Young Girl (Girl Reading), Henri Matisse (French, Oil on canvas. // Matisse’s daughter Marguerite sits quietly, absorbed in a book—depicted with bold marks and vivid, planes of opposing and often complementary colors.