Degas Dancer Bookmark

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Degas Dancer Bookmark

Edgar Degas, born in Paris in 1834 was the master of drawing the human figure in motion. He is best known for his paintings, drawings, and bronzes of ballerinas and of race horses. Ballet dancers became Edgar Degas’s favorite theme in the 1870’s. His paintings often show complex combinations of  dancers in movement and at rest. To arrive at these scenes, Degas sketched from live models in his studio. This bookmark is inspired from one of those sketches.

  • Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
  • Dimensions: Approx. 1.75" W x 3.50" L

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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