Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Art and Beauty Tuesday--Degas

This is Degas' Ballet Class.  I loved the informal nature of this piece, with the mom in the front reading a newspaper and the dad in the background watching his daughter try out her ballet moves.  The whole thing is infused with yellow light pouring from the window and picked up by the sash on the dark-haired dancer.


Carol@simple_catholic said...

This is beautiful! I've always loved ballet and always wanted to take ballet as a kid; unfortunately I wasn't able to.

Dymphna said...

I took it but was not very good at it. I wish it had given me the physical grace my mom wanted.

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