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Cover of Artists' Cookbook / Museum of Modern Art
© 1977 The Museum of Modern Art

Cooking with Artists

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Russian Dancers / Edgar Degas
Courtesy of a private collection

Orgies of Color: Degas’s Russian Dancers

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Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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        Edgar Degas created many sketches and pastels of Ukrainian dancers in Paris, where they were a popular attraction in cabarets and theaters.

        Despite the uniqueness of Ukrainian culture, the dancers were generically called “Russian dancers,” because the majority of Ukraine was still part of the Russian Empire at the time.

        Degas’s Russian Dancers, on view through October 23

        Russian Dancers, 1899, Edgar Degas. Pastel and brush on tracing paper, 22 7/16 × 29 ½ in. Courtesy of a private collection


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