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This painting is called ‘The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage’ (1874) and is by an artist called Edgar Degas. Degas carefully planned this painting and made sketches of all the figures in it first. You can see them here. You can see more facts about Degas below.
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Edgar Degas was French and born in Paris is 1834 and died in 1917. His mother was an Opera singer and his father a banker.
Degas learned to paint in a number of ways. Firstly, by copying famous artworks in The Louvre which is a large gallery in Paris. Then by going to art school and also by travelling in Italy and studying famous artists.
He mainly painted pictures of everyday life and was considered part of a group of painters called the Impressionists, although he didn’t consider that he was an Impressionist. He considered himself a ‘realist’ as he wanted to capture the real life that was around him.
Degas especially liked drawing and painting entertainers such as ballet dancers.
Many of his artworks are painted using oil paints. He has also created many artworks using pastels.
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