Before the Dance was painted by Pierre Carrier-Belleuse in 1896. This painting can be reproduced on canvas by DayDayPaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 120 cm, Width: 80 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, if you are interested, please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dancers in the Rehearsal Room with a Double Bass was painted by Edgar Degas. More than any other group of works in Degas’s oeuvre, the frieze-format ballet rehearsals constitute a series. This painting is probably the second in more than forty such works. It was preceded by The Dance Lesson of 1879 (formerly Mellon collection; now National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), which shows a room with different details and a violin case instead of the contrabass. Dance paintings for sale
Otherwise, the essential features that characterize the series are present: the long wall that recedes precipitously back into space, providing a foil for one, two, or three principal figures in front; the pocket of space where the room widens, with two tall French windows illuminating a group of dancers limbering up before a rehearsal or cooling off afterward; the chair; and the bench, which was to become the locus for many of Degas’s late images of dancers. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 39.1 cm, Width: 89.5 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: email@example.com.
The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage was painted by Edgar Degas in 1874. There are three very similar versions of this composition. The largest, painted in grisaille (Musée d’Orsay, Paris), was shown in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. Ballet paintings for sale
The two other works, tentatively dated to the same year, are in the Metropolitan’s collection. This painting probably preceded its close variant in pastel, which is more freely handled. Preparatory drawings exist for almost every figure in the rehearsal compositions. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 54.3 cm, Width: 73 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dancers, Pink and Green was painted by Edgar Degas in 1890. Degas punctuated this picture with the ominous shadow of a top-hatted patron of the Opéra, a select member of the Jockey Club who, with his friends, had special permission to linger in the wings during a performance. Degas constructed a scene in which two dancers on the stage are performing their pas de deux, as others, waiting in the wings, risk missing their cue while they dally with their patron. Degas ballet paintings for sale
There are no known drawings for this picture, and the thickly impastoed surface suggests that Degas worked directly and extensively on the canvas, building up passages of color with brushes and his fingers. By mixing his colors with white to make them opaque, and by applying his pigments thickly and in several layers, he approximated the pastel technique that he had perfected in the previous decade. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 82.2 cm, Width: 75.6 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: email@example.com.
The Ballet from Robert le Diable was painted by Edgar Degas in 1871. This scene is from the third act of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Robert le Diable. The ghosts of dead nuns have been resurrected and greet one another amid the ruins of a moonlit monastery. Although dated 1872, this canvas was painted in 1871. Buy degas dance paintings online
In 1876, Degas executed a larger version (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) expressly for Jean-Baptiste Faure, who starred in the opera. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 66 cm, Width: 54.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dancing Class was painted by Edgar Degas in 1870. This is the very first of Degas’s innumerable scenes of ballet dancers going through their paces in the studios and rehearsal rooms of the Paris Opéra. Late in his life, when he looked again at these early pictures, Degas lamented that he no longer had the eyes for such exacting work. When he painted this small picture for which there are many large study drawings he did not yet have privileges to go backstage at the Opéra, then on the rue Le Peletier. In the late 1870s, Degas explained, “I have done [painted] so many of these dance examinations without having seen them that I am a little ashamed of it.” Degas dance paintings for sale
The dancer at the center of the composition is Joséphine Gaujelin (or Gozelin), whom Degas also portrayed in a stunning portrait (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston). Here, she awaits the starting note from the ballet master. The watering can (to wet down the rosin on the floor), the top hat as music holder, and the empty violin case are accessories that the artist would continue to use to enliven his ballet pictures. Similarly, the poses that Degas established here would recur in his work until the end of his life. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 19.7 cm, Width: 27 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: email@example.com.
Dancers Practicing at the Barre was painted by Edgar Degas in 1877. This painting appears to give a random glance through an open door into a dance studio, yet, as always with Degas, the composition was meticulously worked out and the figures carefully rendered. Degas created a witty analogy between the watering can (used to wet down the dust on the studio floor) and the dancer at the right. Famous ballet paintings for sale
The handle on the side imitates the dancer’s left arm, the handle at the top mimics her head, and the spout approximates her right arm and raised leg. This painting can be reproduced by Daydaypaint.com. Original Dimensions: Height: 75.6 cm, Width: 81.3 cm. Other sizes and custom sizes are available, Please Contact with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Painting Giovanna Baccelli was painted by Thomas Gainsborough in 1782. The Italian dancer Giovanna Francesca Antonio Guiseppe Zanerini was born in Venice and took her mother’s name, Baccelli, as her stage name. She was a principal ballerina in London at the King’s Theatre, Haymarket, where she first appeared in 1774. She reached the peak of her acclaimed career during the 1780-1 season when she appeared with Gaetan Vestris and his son Auguste in several important ballets devised by Noverre. Dancer Paintings for sale
As one reviewer (quoted in Whitley, p.188) noted, she appears in this portrait in the costume, make-up and pose from a ballet she danced that season, Les Amans Surpris: ‘the artist was not only obliged to vivify and embellish; but, if he would be thought to copy the original, to lay on his colouring thickly. In this he has succeeded, for the face of this admirable dancer is evidently paint-painted’. Baccelli also danced with great success in Venice in 1783-4, and at the Paris Opéra as late as 1788. Gainsborough was well-acquainted with many theatre people, including Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the famous dramatist and part-owner of the King’s Theatre.
Baccelli was equally known as the last and most enduring mistress of John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset (1745-99). When Baccelli’s portrait was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1782, Gainsborough’s portrait of the Duke (collection Lord Sackville) was withdrawn, presumably for reasons of decorum. The Duke patronised Gainsborough’s great rival Joshua Reynolds, who painted Baccelli in 1783 (collection Lord Sackville). The Duke, a handsome, extravagant man with a string of famous mistresses, had set up Baccelli in a suite of rooms at Knole by October 1779. Ballet paintings for sale
Baccelli accompanied him to Paris in 1783 when he was appointed Ambassador to France. They entertained lavishly, patronising the Paris Opéra, and were admitted to the friendship of Queen Marie-Antoinette. Horace Walpole records that when the Duke was awarded the Order of the Garter in 1788, Baccelli danced at the Opéra wearing the blue Garter ribbon around her head. As the events of the French Revolution unfolded, the pair returned to Knole, where Baccelli remained until their amicable parting in 1789. She left a son behind. She subsequently developed close friendships with Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke, and Mr James Carey, with whom she remained until her death in 1801.
This lively portrait, which was at Knole until 1890, is an excellent example of Gainsborough’s mature style, which is distinguished by small, quick, light brushstrokes. Most striking is the artist’s successful rendering of movement. Baccelli was by accounts more charming than beautiful, and Gainsborough’s portrait captures this aspect of her character perfectly. Ballet paintings sale
Ballet is a light, soothing, elegant dance. It originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century, and was further developed in France, England, and Russia as a concert dance form. Some of its gestures can be traced back to ancient Egypt ritual dance. ballet paintings for sale
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