Shop art print and framed art 14 years old or tall dancer dressed by Edgar Degas

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Subjects : Dance, Portrait
Keywords : France, French, black art, child, childhood, dance, dance, dance, dancer, dancer, portrait, portrait, tutu, woman, youth
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14 years old or tall dancer dressed

La Petite Danseuse de quatorze ans (also known as Grande Danseuse habillée) is a sculpture by the French artist Edgar Degas, produced in wax between 1875 and 1880. The model identified was a young dancer called Marie van Goethem, aged 14 at the time. When it was exhibited in 1881, the work, presented in a glass cage, surprised by the uncompromising realism of the figure, whose treatment in wax and the use of real accessories accentuated the illusion of reality. Proofs of the original were cast in bronze by the foundryman Adrien-Aurélien Hébrard and are on display in several museums around the world. The sculpture depicts a young ballerina standing in an attitude of repose, her legs outstretched, her feet forming the classical fourth position, her hands behind her back, her bust erect and her head thrown back. She is dressed in a silk bustier, tulle tutu, stockings and ballet slippers. Her hair is tied with a satin ribbon. The original sculpture, whose body is made of coloured wax imitating the texture of human skin, was dressed in real fabric accessories and a hair wig made by Madame Cusset, a wig-maker. Only the hair ribbon and the skirt remain as real accessories in the bronze print, the rest being covered in various coloured patinas that distinguish the body from the clothes. The shape and colour of the tutu have been the subject of debate since the Degas and the little dancer exhibition at the Joslyn Art Museum in 1998. Originally, the skirt was a long, romantic tutu in [...]


This artwork is a photography from the contemporary period. It belongs to the photographic portrait style.


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