This painting by Degas is titled L’Étoile, The Star. We see a lone ballerina on the stage, the stage lighting shining brilliantly onto her and her performance. She is en pointe, balancing gracefully on one leg and maintaining a majestic pose. She bends her head back and closes her eyes in sweet triumph at the success of her performance. The stage curtains are painted frenziedly, and that whole side of the painting seems to be inching toward the sanctity of the star’s glowing brilliance.
|Dimensions||23.62 × 15.75 × 1.00 in|