Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Dance Lesson, ca. 1879. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, gift of Adaline Havemeyer Perkins, in memory of her father, Horace Havemeyer, 1971.
Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Dance Class, 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986 (1987.47.1) #dance #Degas | When this work and its variant in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, were painted in the mid-1870s, they constituted Degas's most ambitious figural compositions except for history paintings.
Michael Flatley; Concert Flautist, Champion Pugilist and oh yeah, Guinness World Record Breaking Tap-tastic Creator of Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger. All that and a pretty face too! Just watched LotD again reliving seeing it at Hammersmith in London circa 1996/7