Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Hemlines



Little Dancer Age Fourteen, c.1920-21 by Edgar Degas, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha.

In response to a question regarding the skirt the dancer wears, I am posting this image of the Joslyn's Dancer whose skirt was modified in (with controversy) in response to the idea that the young dancer would be wearing a fuller and longer skirt similar to others seen in Degas' paintings. Ordinarily, the shorter net skirt is replaced as needed with a duplicate often dyed with tea to look old. In this case the curator felt the longer, more modest, skirt was more appropriate.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Thank you for that. Now that I think about it, I think I may have seen both of these statues, at different times, and maybe got the two confused. Beautiful work. Thank you.

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