DAILY ART FIX: Edgar Degas and the Dancer – The Artist’s Most Beautiful Representations

Art world links which caught my eye…

Les Danseuses 1899 Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas “The Dancers” 1899

An exhibit upcoming this fall highlights the ballet paintings of French Impressionist Edgar Degas.

From 1860 onwards, Degas frequented the backstage of the Paris Opera, which he was familiar with, being part of a family of music lovers. As a child he observed the dancers during their training with wide eyes and always with a pencil and paper at hand. The artist preferred to watch the dancers in moments of intimacy, for example when they were between routines, during conversations with each other, when they were tired and started to yawn and while they adjusted their corsets before performances. The foyer of the Palais Garnier was his playground; it is where he would spend hours observing the dancers and their teachers. He made this place, which was too often associated with meetings and social gatherings, his inspiration.

Read the full article here: VOGUE – Edgar Degas and the Dancer – The Artist’s Most Beautiful Representations


RICHARD BLEDSOE is a visual story teller; a painter of fables and parables. He received his BFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. Richard has been an exhibiting artist for over 25 years, in both the United States and internationally. He lives and paints happily in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife Michele and cat Motorhead. He is the author of Remodern America: How the Renewal of the Arts Will Change the Course of Western Civilization:

Remodernism is not a style of art, it is a form of motivation. We express the universal language of inspired humanity.

We do not imitate what came before. We find in ourselves the same divine essence of love and excitement which has inspired masterpieces throughout history. We are strengthened by drawing on traditions thousands of years old.

We integrate the bold, visionary efforts of the Modern era into a holistic, meaningful expression of contemporary life. Remodernism seeks a humble maturity which heals the fragmentation and contradictions of Modernism, and obliterates the narcissistic lies of Postmodernism.

Remodernism is the return of art as a revelation.


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My wife Michele Bledsoe has written her own inspirational book, Painting, Passion and the Art of Life.


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