Details: This poster is of Three Dancers, by Edgar Degas. It shows a black and white sketch of three ballet dancers on stage. They are viewed from above. Two are in similar poses, while the third is in a kneeling pose.
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.