Edgar Degas 1834-1917, The Dance Class, 1874.
- 100% Silk
- Designed and Printed in Britain
- 90cm x 5cm
A beautiful result when printed onto silk, The Dance Class by Edgar Degas is the centrepiece for this scarf. This work and its variant in the MusÌ©e d'Orsay, Paris, represent the most ambitious paintings Degas devoted to the theme of dance. Twenty-four women, ballerinas and their mothers, are shown waiting while a dancer executes an "attitude" for her examination. A famous ballet master, Jules Perrot, is conducting the class. Althought it had recently burned to the ground, the scene is set in a rehearsal room in the old Paris Opera. On the wall beside the mirror, a poster for Rossini's Guillaume Tell pays tribute to the singer Jean-Baptiste Faure, who commissioned the picture and lent it to the 1876 Impressionist exhibition.