Degas Statue - Large - Spanish Dance (1883)
About Degas Statue - Large - Spanish Dance (1883)
This statue is a reproduction of one of two known sculptural studies by Edgar Degas treating a Spanish dance.
Degas may have chosen this pose"”called a cambré, or bend from the waist"”after seeing Edouard Manet "painting Spanish Dance (1862), which includes two dancers posed in a similar manner, at a retrospective of the artist "work in 1883. Degas was probably also influenced by an 1837 bronze by Jean Auguste Barre of the ballerina Fanny Elssler, who achieved her greatest success performing the cachucha, a Spanish dance featured in a ballet choreographed by Jean Coralli.
Check out also our large reproduction of Degas ballerina statue.