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Subjects : Dance, Genre scenes
Keywords : Impressionism, dance, dancer, tutu
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Danseuses sur la scène

Dancers on the Stage is a painting by Edgar Degas in 1889. It is 76 cm high and 82 cm wide. It is kept at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. It was featured in the illuminations on the Place des Terreaux during the 2014 Fête des lumières. Degas is known as the painter of dancers because of the large number of works he devoted to this subject between 1860 and 1890. The discovery of Japanese prints by Hokusai or Utamaro enabled Degas (a phenomenon linked to the Impressionist movement as a whole) to free one of the last locks of academic painting, the vision of the object"; for example, Hokusai painted the Fuji-Yama seen from behind a cistern". Free observation and the representation of the movement of ballets enabled Degas to capture all that was unexpected in the fleeting aspect of this world. The painter sought to render the most diverse forms and attitudes, under the effect of light and movement, in complete objectivity"; the theme would multiply and the rehearsals prior to the ballet would become his field of investigation, in the manner of a landscape". This painting (like most of the 1,500 pastels, paintings, engravings and drawings on this theme) does not depict the codified movements of classical dance or ballet performances. Rather, in a naturalist approach, Degas sought to highlight the stubbornness that drove ballet dancers. Degas, who was perfectly in tune with Impressionism in his early years, nevertheless differed from it in his personal and particular vision of [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism style.


« Danseuses sur la scène » is kept at Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France.


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