'Degas and the Ballet'

September 13 2011

Image of 'Degas and the Ballet'

Picture: Royal Academy

The Royal Academy's new Degas exhibition, Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement, opens on 17th September. You can see an audio slideshow preview here (it's well worth a click).

Ahead of the exhibition, The Telegraph has a nice selection of Degas' quotes on dance, including: 

"They call me the painter of dancers.They don't understand that the dancer has been for me a pretext for painting pretty fabrics and for rendering movement."

"My women are simple, honest creatures who are concerned with nothing beyond their physical occupations ... it is as if you were looking through a keyhole."

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