Degas Ballerina Medium Teardrop Earrings

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Item:MU 423-5

Description

Degas Ballerina Medium Teardrop Earrings

Ballet dancers were the subject of many paintings created by French artist, Edgar Degas (1834 -1917).

Featured on these elegant earrings is an iconic image of the artist’s young ballerinas in a cheerful palette of blues and white.

Finished in a rich, burnished patina of 22K gold leaf, each piece is hand-crafted by skilled artisans and adorned with a single Swarovski crystal. They have a 1 ½” long drop and 14K gold plated ear wires.

Reminiscent of the many exquisite dancers seen at the American Ballet Theatre.

  • 22K gold leaf
  • Swarovski crystals
  • 1 ½” long drop
  • 14K gold plated ear wires
  • Handcrafted
  • Made in USA

History

Ballet

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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