Edgar Degas L’ATTENTE The Waiting Ballerina Sculpture


This is an Edgar Degas sculpture entitled “L’ATTENTE” (The Waiting Ballerina, 1882)


This is an Edgar Degas sculpture entitled “L’ATTENTE” (The Waiting Ballerina, 1882)

This is a highly collectible, quality, resin sculpture with hand-painted color details, matte and glossy finish.

Guaranteed fully authentic and authorized piece! Absolute Mint Condition, comes new in box! Dimensions: 4 in. x 4 in. x 3.5 in.

Comes with a full color card with an image of the original artwork and a description card about Degas and his artwork. Both cards are in four languages.

This statue is a lovely adaptation of his pastel painting of a young ballerina dancer waiting for the results of her audition. We are fortunate to have this masterful reproduction of Degas’ famous oil pastel, L’Attente (Waiting 1882), because it adds a new dimension to our understanding of his artistry.

In his attempt to catch the action of the moment, his ballet dancers and female nudes are in poses that make no attempt to conceal the subjects’ physical exertions. Just the same, in this example, the dancer here is in a moment of rest as she waits. Her stage mother sits beside her in the original pastel painting, aware of her daughter’s limited prospects.

For ten years Degas sketched the young women training and then reused the sketches for new artworks during the next forty years. The early rehearsal scenes were done in oil; and in 1878, he started using pastels for his dancers, nudes and horse-track scenes. Although sometimes association with Impressionism, his artwork has an unidealized quality which at times, more closely associates him with Realism.

This sculpture is amazing! When the public visits a museum, they repeatedly visit the same artworks to look at them from a different perspective. This fantastic sculpture offers art lovers the ability to “view” their favorite artwork in their own home, from an entirely different perspective, and in a different dimension: 3D! Have you ever wondered what the artwork looked like from behind the painting? Or from the side? To remind you of your museum experience, each figurine comes with a color card of the original painting, information about the painter and a description of the specific figurine reproduced.



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