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    'The Dancing Class,' ca. 1870; Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917; oil on wood; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This is Degas's first depiction of a dance class. Because the artist did not yet have privileges to go backstage at the Paris Opéra, his subjects came to his studio to pose. These sessions yielded many large study drawings, which Degas subsequently adapted for other compositions.

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    Dance Class - Edgar Degas Completion Date: 1871 Style: Impressionism Genre: genre painting Technique: oil Material: panel Gallery: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

  • Hugh W. Stinnette

    "The Dancing Class" (c. 1870) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC • Edgar Degas. Oil on wood; 7 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (19.7 x 27 cm). "This is the very first of Degas's innumerable scenes of ballet dancers going through their paces in the studios and rehearsal rooms of the Paris Opéra. Late in his life, when he looked again at these early pictures, Degas lamented that he no longer had the eyes for such exacting work. When he painted this small picture—for which there are many large study drawings—he did not yet have privileges to go backstage at the Opéra, then on the rue Le Peletier." The Metropolitan

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