Dancers: A Folio of Impressionist Notecards (BOX OF 10)

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Dancers: A Folio of Impressionist Notecards (BOX OF 10)

Excluded from annual exhibitions of the staid Académie des Beaux-Arts, and ignored by the press, a group of artists living in Paris in the 1860s began an artistic revolution, painting open air landscapes and views of common people engaged in everyday life. Contrary to the Académie’s conservative painting techniques, they let their colors and brushstrokes run unbridled, attempting to capture a moment’s intimacy in the ever-changing play of light and the candid expressions of human emotion. Among these impressionists, as they came to be called, were the artists featured in this folio of notecards: Edgar Degas and Jean-Louis Forain.

Degas (1834–1917) had no affinity for the landscape painting practiced by Monet and others; he was particularly interested in dance and painted a great many images of dancers. Forain (1852– 1931) became known for capturing, often satirically, the pulse of Parisian society. Degas was a major influence on Forain, so it’s no surprise to find the younger artist taking his turn at rendering the dancer on canvas.

  • 10 cards & envelopes in decorative folio
  • Contains 5 each of Dancers Backstage and Behind the Scenes
  • Blank inside
  • 5” W x 7” H

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In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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