Details: This poster is of Ballet Hall of the Opera in the Rue Peletier, by Edgar Degas. It shows one ballet dancer standing the middle of the room as two men look on. Around the edges of the room more dancers are stretching or relaxing.
Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 - 27 September 1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism although he rejected the term, and preferred to be called a realist. A superb draughtsman, he is especially identified with the subject of the dance, and over half his works depict dancers. In many paintings dancers were shown backstage or in rehearsal, emphasizing their status as professionals doing a job. These display his mastery in the depiction of movement, as do his racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are considered to be among the finest in the history of art.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.