Orchestra of Opera by Degas, Vintage Impressionism Postcard
The Orchestra of the Opera (c. 1870) by Edgar Degas is a vintage impressionist fine art musician portrait painting. A bassoonist playing music with the orchestra band during a ballet performance. A musical woodwind instrument called a bassoon. About the artist: Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he preferred realism and to be called a realist. Degas is especially identified with the subject of ballet dance, and over half his works depict dancers.