Dancers in the Classroom by Degas

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Clark Art Institute
published on 29 March 2022

A c. 1880 oil on canvas, Dancers in the Classroom, by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), the French impressionist painter. The composition is striking as the dancers form a diagonal and receding line across the painting which contains a great empty space in the left quarter. The figures, as is often the case in Degas' paintings of dancers, are variously rehearsing or stretching and rubbing tired limbs. (Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA)

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