The romance of the ballet is poignantly captured by French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917). A keen observer, Degas preferred to be called a Realist, although his style is related to that of Impressionists. His innovative composition, skillful drawing, and perceptive portrayal of movement is uniquely his own. Degas also depicted social settings such as racecourses, cafes, and music halls. A profound influence on later artists, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas made sketches from living models to capture their spontaneity, later completing the paintings in the studio.
This collotype print was produced in an unknown edition size.
This fine art print is produced using the collotype process, a meticulous printing process that produces extraordinarily detailed reproductions with unparalleled color depth and range. Although collotype printing was replaced by the offset lithography press for commercial printing, it is still used by some fine art printers because of its unique ability to capture microscopic detail and tonal gradations.