Degas refused to have his sculptures cast in bronze as Vollard, the art dealer, wished. He felt this eternal material would prevent him from starting again. However, around 1900, he accepted to have three of his studies cast, including this dancer examining the sole of her right foot.
This dancer, in a position of equilibrium, is part of the artist’s research into rotary movement and the unstable character of the body.
44cm x 18cm x 24cm
Made of Patinated Resin