"Dream a Dream"
2 years ago - By Karin Jurick
6 x 8"oil on panel
The most enthusiastic audiences for Edgar Degas' ballerinas are little girls. Especially popular is the bronze sculpture you'll find in several art museums The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer - it's real to those young girls in a way that one-dimensional paintings are not. It's one of those moments that art impacts a human being at an early age.
An art historian wrote an interesting article for Vanity Fair and claimed Degas was "a bona fide misogynist". He apparently took pleasure in watching his dancer/models contort in agony and even referred to them as his "little...
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