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Tote Bag - Degas' Ballet Lesson

  • One of Edgar Degas' most iconic ballerina paintings is featured on this elegant tote bag.

    - Printed on one side; black interior lining
    - Features zip pocket, inside cell phone pocket, inside pocket, and top zip closure 
    - 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester
    - 19.5 inches W x 14.5 inches L x 6 inches D 
    - Item#: 70204D

    Le foyer de la danse à l'Opéra de la rue Le Peletier (The dance rehearsal hall at the Paris Opera in the Rue Le Peletier) is the title of the painting represented on this tote. Degas regularly went to the Paris opera house as a visitor backstage and in the dance studio, where he was introduced by a friend who played in the orchestra. At that time, the opera was still housed in the rue Le Peletier and had not yet moved to the building designed by Garnier. From the 1870s until his death, Degas's favorite subjects were ballerinas at work, in rehearsal or at rest. More than the stage performance and the limelight, it was the training and rehearsals that interested him. Degas closely observed the most spontaneous, natural, ordinary gestures, the pauses when concentration is relaxed. The ballet master beats time on the floor with his baton. The original painting is housed in the Musee D'Orsay in Paris.