Degas Performers Magnetic Bookmarks


After 1865, the artist Edgar Degas turned away from academic painting and focused his attention on scenes from modern life. He began to paint images of urban leisure activities such as horse racing and, after about 1870, of café-concert singers, ballet dancers, laundresses, milliners, and denizens of Parisian low life. These magnetic bookmarks feature details adapted from three of the artist’s works in The Met collection.