Edgar Degas was famous for his unconventional portraits of ballet dancers. Instead of catching them in moments of beauty, he painted snapshots, unguarded moments, like reading the newspaper! Absolutely LOVE Degas dancer paintings, they are my favorite.
Edgar Degas-Interior (The Rape), 1868 This painting has posed a conundrum for art historians since its creation. The most wide agreement is that the painting refers to a scene in the novel Therese Raquin, by Emile Zola, published in