Dancers Backstage — Art and Inspiration blog

Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) – Dancers Backstage, c.1876-83 (Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art Washington) – The man’s attire marks him as an abonné, one of the wealthy male subscribers to the Paris Opéra. Accorded the privilege of backstage access, the abonnés often lurked in the wings while productions were under way and flirted […]

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