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Ballet Dancers is a strong, beautiful artwork from Edgar Degas. It represents a few dancers preparing themselves for an act. There are five visible ballerinas on the room. The whole scene is very Impressionistic and almost abstract. The room and characters are drawn in energetic gestures with complicated brushstrokes, to the point that they look almost abstract. This is one of the most abstract pieces Edgar Degas produced around this period, where he was experimenting with different techniques and losing his commitment with the realistic art. Even so, he liked to be called a realist artist.
It’s even more plausible to place Degas as a realist artist taking into account his subject matter than the style he constantly improved along the years. Despite painting ballet, dances, and Opera stages, he would rarely focus on the greatness of the spectacle. He would more often paint rehearsals and backstages, or ballerinas preparing to get onto the stage.
In this artwork, there is a ballerina in the foreground putting on her ballet shoes. As she is in the front, she is represented with in-depth details and beautiful defined shapes. It’s possible to see her vibrant red hair, shaded by dark lines, showing the bun on the top of her head. She faces the viewer, and the pale tone of her smooth face contrasts with the dark shadow behind her. Her skin is also shaded in blue, contrasting with the warm tones on her cheek and arms. This different approach to color use is a traditional Impressionist technique. She is kneeling on a green bench that fades into the background, to the point where it touches the wall, only thin lines with no filling are drawn.
The other ballerinas share the red hair, but the vibrancy fades as they are placed more and more to the foreground. This technique enhances our notion of depth and volume on the piece. They are all portrayed in pearly white dresses. The dresses are painted white and beige - similar to the color of the light source, placed on the right side of the panel. It’s possible to see that the other ballerinas are warming up, stretching and striking poses. Apart from the light source placed on the foreground, there are some colored forms on the background that suggest another room and a large window placed right in the middle.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Ballet Dancers, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Ballet Dancers that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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