Edgar Degas was famous for his unconventional portraits of ballet dancers. Instead of catching them in moments of beauty, he painted snapshots, unguarded moments, like reading the newspaper! Absolutely LOVE Degas dancer paintings, they are my favorite.
Dancer in Green Study Edgar Degas (French, Paris Paris) Date: ca. 1883 Medium: Pastel on paper Dimensions: Sheet: 27 x 14 in. x Credit Line: Bequest of Joan Whitney Payson, 1975 Metropolitan Museum of Art - Accession Number: