Dancer tying the cord of her jersey Degas
Resin reproduction of the work Dancer tying the cord of her swimsuit of Degas.
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Degas was interested in ballet at an early age and sketched his first studies of ballerinas in 1872. However, he avoided the real drama, the dance itself. Just as he painted the world of horse shows and jockeys before and after the race, he essentially showed the backstage of the Opera ballet. Here he opted for subtle and seemingly incidental compositions with unexpected angles.