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  • Ballerina - La star
  • Ballerina - La star
  • The star
  • The star
Ballerina - La star

The star

This painting by Degas dated 1878 is also known as "L'étoile". The protagonist of the opera is a dancer, one of Degas's favourite subjects, to whom he dedicated dozens of paintings and sculptures. The classical ballet was a constant source of inspiration for the artist because, with its poses and choreography, it gave him the opportunity to study human movement.
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Dimensions
cm. 60x85
1 - Characteristics and Properties
Fir wood frame with rounded edges of cm. 3.0 thickness
2 - Characteristics and Properties
Ready to hang
3 - Characteristics and Properties
Edges are finished on the sides
4 - Characteristics and Properties
Water and UV resistant canvas
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This painting by Degas dated 1878 is also known as "L'étoile". The protagonist of the opera is a dancer, one of Degas's favourite subjects, to whom he dedicated dozens of paintings and sculptures. The classical ballet was a constant source of inspiration for the artist because, with its poses and choreography, it gave him the opportunity to study human movement. Although the dancer does not occupy the middle of the image, her graceful and delicate movements capture all looks, overshadowing the background occupied by other dancers in their tutus and by a male figure, perhaps the dance teacher, another recurring character in the works of Degas. She is the star! The representation of the female figure on one leg gives a completely unstable appearance to her body; however, the use of this device increases the sensation of the dynamics in progress and enhances the movement, which is stopped in its becoming. The use of white pastel, with different gradations up to grey, gives the shapes and volumes of the dancer's body a very soft touch. The red spots used for the little roses of the tutu and for the makeup of the main character, enhance her figure and make her face more feminine. Degas seized a great similarity between art and dance, between dance and life, accosting the world of painting to dance, as no one ever did before, and he still remains the painter par excellence of this world.

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