Degas The Dance Class Art Earrings
If you love the work of Degas you will love our new Degas Art Earrings! These pretty earrings feature the painting The Dance Class painted in 1874. One of his most recognized works, this Degas painting shows Ballet dancers at rehearsal, resting, stretching and even adjusting their hair, ribbons or an earring as their instructor, Jules Perrot, a real-life ballet master is instructing them. This painting has been beautifully reproduced on lightly textured copper which has been diamond cut for sparkle and shine. These Art Earrings are super light and have Stainless Steel earring wires which do not cause metal sensitivities. A Matching Dance Class Bracelet is also available for a great Degas lover gift idea.
Edgar Degas Edgar Degas was born in 1834 in Paris France to a wealthy family. Rejecting his father's wishes for become a lawyer, he went to Italy in 1854 to study the art of the masters. His paintings were exhibited at the Paris Salon beginning in 1865 but attracted little attention until he transitioned to more contemporary subjects. Although he is considered one of the founders of impressionism, he did not identify himself with other impressionists of his time and always painted indoors due to poor eyesight and sensitivity to light. Dancer on Stage with a Bouquet was created in 1876 and is a pastel on paper. It is one of his many works featuring ballet dancers, a favorite subject, and one which he is most famous for. In his later years he turned to sculpture because of his failing eyesight and produced over 150 wax images including his famous The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer. Degas died in Paris in 1917 at the age of 83.