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a work by Degas

Was Edgar Degas a Misogynist or not?

There are several stages in understanding Degas’ oeuvre. At first, you think he was a connoisseur of delicate beauty (otherwise why did he constantly paint ballerinas?)  Then you find different reproductions of his pictures, scrutinize them, and wonder: his ballerinas…

Tutu with white feathers

The Swan That Will Never Die

The ballet we’ll watch today is known by two names – The Swan and The Dying Swan. The second title seems to be more expressive, and more accurate;  nevertheless, it has failed to displace the first one. There are good…