The Dance Class by Edgar Degas, Vintage Ballet Postcard
The Dance Class (1873-1876) by Edgar Degas is a vintage impressionist fine art portrait painting. A school classroom with ballerinas, ballet dancers and their dance teacher professor. 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.