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Degas - Mug - The Dance Lesson (1879)

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About Degas - Mug - The Dance Lesson (1879)

This Degas mug is inspired by the artist's painting: 'The Dance Lesson (1879)', from the National Gallery of Art. Degas's best-known works are those inspired by the ballet. For an artist committed to the depiction of modern life, the theater in all of its forms—the ballet, the opera, even the more raucous café-concerts—held a special appeal. What intrigued him the most, however, was not the formal, polished performance, but rather the behind-the-scenes, casual, candid moments of dancers rehearsing or resting.

Technical Specifications

  • Height: 3 3/4"
  • Capacity: 11 oz
  • Material: Ceramic


While considered a founder of Impressionism, Edgar Degas hated the term and considered himself a realist. His paintings display great technical skill as well as artistic sensibilities. His ability to showcase perspectives and subjects differentiated him from most of his contemporaries. In the 1870’s Degas penned his most renowned works, including Foyer de la Danse and Musicians in the Orchestra. In this time, he drew inspiration from cafes, boulevards, shops, and more. Above all, he spent his time capturing the beauty of natural, everyday humanity. Although he denied and despised the term, “Impressionist,” it is still important to recognize his contributions to the form. It is certainly true that Degas’ work will remain magnificent and notable. In other words, it is worth noting its technical as well as its emotional beauty. Musart Boutique is where you get all Degas masterpieces enlightened on precious porcelain or other high-crafted items.


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