Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando by Degas

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by National Gallery, London
published on 29 March 2022

An 1879 oil on canvas painting, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the French impressionist painter. This circus was close to the artist's apartment in Paris and Miss La La's acrobatics – suspending herself from a wire using only her teeth – appealed to Degas' love of unusual viewpoints. The scene appears as it would to an audience member using opera glasses. The off-centre positioning of the acrobat adds to the sensation of her being at a great height. (National Gallery, London)

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