Degas Dancers Keepsake Box Note Cards

About the Artist

Though he preferred to be called a realist, Edgar Degas (1834–1917) was one of the founders of impressionism, an organizer of the group's exhibitions, and one of its most important core members. He shared with the impressionists an interest in modern life—in Paris' dance halls and cabarets, its racetracks, its opera and ballet stages. But his work was deliberate and controlled, painted in the studio from sketches, notes, and memory. In racehorses and ballet dancers he found the kind of movement that fascinated him most: not free and spontaneous, but precise and disciplined.

Degas Dancers Keepsake Box Note Cards

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Even non-dancers can enjoy dramatic views of ballerinas on a gas-lit stage in 19th-century Paris. Our Degas dancers keepsake box holds four cards each of four different images: Green Dancer (1880), End of an Arabesque (1877), The Star (1876), and a detail from The Rehearsal (1874).

A sturdy decorative box holds cards and envelopes neatly, and when the cards have been sent, it's great for storing all sorts of little things—from extra buttons to pearls and ribbons.

  • 16 note cards, 4 of each subject, 17 subtly striped robin's egg blue envelopes
  • 4.25 x 5. 5 inches
  • Sturdy decorative box with hinged lid and magnetic closure; 5 x 6 x 1.25 inches
  • Interesting information about the artwork on the cards is printed on the inside lid of the box


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