The Star by Degas

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Musée d'Orsay
published on 27 March 2022
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A c. 1876 pastel on paper, The Star (l'étoile), by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the French impressionist painter. The artist painted many scenes of ballerinas, but most, like this one, are not of the dancers performing but either rehearsing or taking the applause of their audience. The angle at which we see the dancer suggests the viewer is sitting in one of the expensive boxes near to and above the stage. (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)

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d'Orsay, M. (2022, March 27). The Star by Degas. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15550/the-star-by-degas/

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d'Orsay, Musée. "The Star by Degas." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 27, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15550/the-star-by-degas/.

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d'Orsay, Musée. "The Star by Degas." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Mar 2022. Web. 21 Jul 2024.

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