The French impressionist painter, Edgar Degas, famously painted a lot of beautiful pictures of ballet dancers. Fascinated with the art form, he constantly tried to capture a sense of movement within a medium that could only provide a still response.
Would Degas have liked the modern medium of photography? These images have been captured by photographers, having caught their dancing subjects in the middle of a step. Whilst remaining a still image, do you feel that these capture the movement, and the sense of flight and play that watching ballet conveys?
Which do you think captures the essence of a moving art form in it’s own still medium
…..the impressionist art of Degas or the photographs?