Note card Degas's "Ballet Dancers in Wings" pastel box/10
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
"Ballet Dancers in the Wings," 1900

As a season ticket holder to the ballet, Degas was one of the few audience members allowed access to backstage scenes like this. In this drawing, the dancers are shown out of the limelight and exhausted.Working in luminous pastels, Degas charged the picture with color. These are not realistic colors, but vivid emanations drawn from the artist's imagination.

Box of ten 5 x 7" note cards with envelopes

Item #044898