For 10 years, Degas sketched the young women ballerinas of Paris training in the ballet and then reused the sketches for new artworks during the next 40 years. In his attempt to catch the action of the moment, his ballet dancers and female nudes are in poses that make no attempt to conceal their physical exertions.
In this example, a weary young girl rests as she waits with her stage mother for the next rehearsal or audition. She grabs towards her weary ankle. We are taken into the real world of a dancer's life.
She is not a star dancer...just one in the chorus waiting her next advancement.
- L'Attente Ballerina Waiting by Edgar Degas is made from resin with hand painted airbrushed details.
- Measures: 4 in x 4 in x 3.5 in. Weight 0.8 lbs.
- Part of the highly collectible museum replica collection by Parastone. PN DE02
EDGAR DEGAS (1834-1917)
Together with Monet the founder of French Impressionism, Edgar Degas was famous for his innovative compositions in his paintings and later in his sculptures. Degas created a tremendous amount of artworks. For an example, just with his ballerina images and sculptures, the surviving artworks total more than 1,500 plus in various stages of development (sketches, prints, monotypes, paintings, drawings and sculptures).