Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement
Royal Academy of Arts- 17 September – 11 December 2011
Now closed at the Royal Academy of Arts, Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement was a landmark exhibition focusing on Edgar Degas’s preoccupation with movement as an artist of the dance.
Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement traced the development of the artist’s ballet imagery throughout his career, from the documentary mode of the early 1870s to the sensuous expressiveness of his final years. Degas’ Dancers incorporated drawings, pastels, paintings, prints and sculpture by Degas, as well as photography by the artist and his contemporaries and samples of film from the period. It brought together selected material from public institutions and private collections, including both celebrated and little-known works by Degas.
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Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement is open 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm). On Fridays open until 10pm and until 9pm on Saturday.
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Before the Ballet, c. 1890-92
Oil on canvas
40 x 89 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection, 1942.9.19
Photo courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington