Edgar Degas, The Dance Class

The elegance of the performance has been stripped away for an intimate look at off-duty ballerinas.

Edgar Degas, The Dance Class, 1874, oil on canvas, 83.5 x 77.2 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) 

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Edgar Degas, The Dance Class," in Smarthistory, November 25, 2015, accessed May 19, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/edgar-degas-the-dance-class/.