Degas Ballet Dancers are well known subjects within the French impressionist art movement and best sum up the career of this highly talented artist whose career came about towards the late 19th and early 20th century. Check out these Degas paintings at Degaspaintings.org. This website discusses the merits of Degas' paintings that were devoted to ballet dancers and introduces some of the very best of them to you.
Edgar Degas was a truly gifted portrait painter who loved the excitement and natural beauty of the scenes found with ballerinas whose feminine charm was always going to popular both for the artists and the art public alike. There is something very classical about the scenes produced by Degas and it is hard to see interest in his career ever waining because of the great integrity that surrounds the topics that he covered in his paintings.
Degas Ballet Dancers
Edgar Degas Ballet Dancers were carefully selected by the artist in order to capture exactly the right scene each time that eventually built into a comprehensive portfolio of work covering ballerina dancers in a whole assortment of arrangements with different dresses, in different poses and also covering different numbers of them together. In most cases Degas covered group of ballet dancers but there are examples of where he would allow a sole dancer to take the full limelight.
Edgar Degas' style has proved exceptionally popular with the art public over the past century and currently Degas ballet dancer paintings are particularly popular as reproductions for his fans who can be found right across the world. In most cases Degas originals are ordered as framed giclee art prints, posters and stretched canvases though some also like to buy handmade oil painting reproductions where their budget allows.
Dancers in Blue painting by Edgar Degas
Ballet Dancers in Blue is a classic work from Edgar Degas which features the typical charm which he managed to get into each of his paintings on this topic thanks to the well chosen ballerinas who he placed into each of his painting scenes, typically covering dancers in training schools or, as in this case, right in the middle of the action whilst on stage, or in preparation for.
Artist Edgar Degas has achieved great success through his attention to detail on individual dancers within his paintings and this beautifully feminine style of dancing instantly draws interest, even from those generally not so interested in art. It is however wrong to believe that Degas' success was only due to his choice of popular topics within art as he also had exceptional talent which did not go unnoticed by art academics of that period and since.
Ballet Dancer painting by Edgar Degas
Ballet Dancer paintings have a certain classic look which fits very well with the traditional achievements of French art which has always boasted integrity and classic charm. It was the combination of Degas' own impressionist style, that used exceptional colour usage, with the timeless prestige of ballerina dancers which together summed up life in France at this time for the privileged few like no artist had achieved other than perhaps Toulouse-Lautrec.
It is interesting when you study the ballet dancer paintings of Edgar Degas that you can remember how he was classified by most as an impressionist artist whilst he himself much preferred to consider himself as a realist artist. His ballerina dancer paintings contrasted considerably in style right across his career with both realism and impressionism well represented as he experimented with detail against emotion which accuately underlines the main difference between these two art movements.
Four Ballet Dancers on the Stage painting by Edgar Degas
Four Ballet Dancers on the Stage is another example of Degas' exceptional illustrative skills which are the basis of all of his paintings. Degas often produced study pieces that just finished as highly skilled pencil sketches with only a few colours added. Most master artists have developed oil paintings on a basis of their own illustrative pencil drawings which are fundamental to building any great painting.
We hope you enjoy this website devoted to the topic of Degas' paintings of ballet dancers and we will add more and more information in future as the website grows, so feel free to check back later as the site develops. The artist did produce huge numbers of paintings and sketches on this topic and we hope to add all available works in time within this site to make it truly comprehensive on this topic.
Ballet Dancers Sketch painting by Edgar Degas
Ballet Dancers Sketch
Dancer on the Stage painting by Edgar Degas
Dancer on the Stage
Ecole de Danse painting by Edgar Degas
Ecole de Danse
Dancer in Front of a Window painting by Edgar Degas
Dancer in Front of a Window
Danseuse painting by Edgar Degas
Look below for a substantial list of the best Edgar Degas paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Two Dancers Entering the Stage painting by Edgar Degas
Fin D'Arabesque painting by Edgar Degas
Dance Class painting by Edgar Degas
Ballet Rehearsal painting by Edgar Degas
Sich Verbeugende Tanzerinnen Ballerina painting by Edgar Degas
The Star painting by Edgar Degas
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