Arabesque Devant

Edgar Degas French
Cast by A.-A. Hébrard et Cie

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556

Throughout his life, Degas made sculptural studies of dancers from unorthodox materials, such as wax, clay, and wire. Following his death, his heirs had these studies cast in bronze. While the majority of Degas’s dance sculptures represent figures caught in awkward transitions from one position to another, this work is notable for the dancer’s stable pose.

Arabesque Devant, Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris), Bronze, French, Paris

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