Degas: The Dance Lesson, 16'' Matted Print, Black Frame
Specially produced using the highest quality digital imaging, this print of Edgar Degas's The Dance Lesson (1879) is matted and framed in black wood.
Degas's best-known works are those inspired by the ballet, depicting behind-the-scenes, casual, candid moments of dancers rehearsing or resting. The Dance Lesson (1879) is the first ballet scene in a distinctive group of some 40 pictures, all executed in an unusual horizontal format. This format, which has been likened to a frieze, has a decidedly decorative quality. Degas's fascination with the unexpected views and flattened forms of Japanese prints is also apparent: figures are sharply cropped and placed off center while the floor, which dominates the scene, seems tipped upward, an illusion that is accentuated by the elongated format.
- 16 x 6.875 inches (print), 25.125 x 16 inches (framed)
- Acid-free and lignin-free 230gsm coated fine art paper; bright white base and smooth matte finish
- Archival-quality inks
- 3-inch double mat made from 4-ply buffered matboard in a natural white color
- Top-of-the-line acrylic glazing
- Frame: Providence black
- Ready to hang
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