Rumors of the short story’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Only an appearance by Mark Twain himself could have capped an evening of well-crafted, funny narratives this past weekend at Selected Shorts, an annual series that pairs actors with classic… More»
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