October 6, 2011

Degas's Dancers at the Barre

The Phillips Collection's new exhibit, Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint, just opened this past Saturday...and I'm dying to go!  The exhibit focuses on Degas's ballerinas-the anatomy of the dancers and flow of their movements.  Around thirty works have been brought together, including paintings, sculptures and works on paper.  Here's a sneak peak:

Ballet Rehearsal, oil on canvas
Dancers at the Barre, oil on canvas
Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe, pastel on paper
Two Dancers Resting, charcoal on paper
Dancer Moving Forward, Arms Raised, bronze
Dancers in Rose, pastel on paper

Can't wait till I can get to Dupont Circle to see the collection!

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