The recently acquired white-ground lekythos on display in Women and Children in Antiquity (Gallery 207) at the Getty Villa is a handsome addition to the Museum’s antiquities collection. With its narrow neck and cylindrical body, this popular type of vase… 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