Tuesday, February 07, 2012

ABC Wednesday
for Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

D is for Dancing and for Degas

Edgar Degas

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair..
Susan Polis Shutz

If you think of Dancing, and then if you think of painters, who does the
Joy of the Dance better than Degas.

22 comments:

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Degas was quite the master when it came to dancers! Great post.

photowannabe said...

The picture you posted of Dancers by Degas is one of my favorites.
Perfect choices for the letter D Hildred.

VioletSky said...

a perfect choice.

Kay L. Davies said...

The first photo is vibrant and joyful, and the second is a delicate Degas classic, but both of them are beautiful in their own unique way. A delightful post for the letter D.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jane and Chris said...

I remember that there were Degas prints on the walls in my school.
Jane x

jill said...

Nice pics xx

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Joy said...

I like the quote, definitely the way to enjoy a sunny day.

Jane Hards said...

Inspiring choice, especially Dancers by Degas for the double D.

jill said...

Have a look on the web for Docs there are loads out there,you go for it dear lady.xx

Roger Owen Green said...

that lower picture practically DEFINES dance art.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Beautiful paintings...so fluid, so much movement.

chubskulit said...

Wish I can learn how to dance!

Dolce & Gabbana

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Carver said...

Those are delightful Dancing Degas. I love how well he captures movement.

Tumblewords: said...

Indeed, the greatest of dancers!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Delightful. Though looking out this morning I think it'll have to be 'dancing on ice with a woolly hat pulled down over my ears!'

ChrisJ said...

Wow! Two very different paintings on one topic from Degas.

Reader Wil said...

Degas was one of the best impressionist painters, and certainly my favourite one. This balletdancer is so elegant and beautiful. Thanks for sharing this, Hildred and Charles! Thanks for your visits and always kind comments.
Wil, ABC Wednesday Team.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love Degas. Nobody does dancers quite as well as he.

Leslie: said...

I love Degas' paintings of the ballerinas!

Leslie
abcw team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You do the MOST lovely job of this alphabet meme Hildred. Yes, his paintings show the most beautiful joyful dances ever.

HansHB said...

Gorgeous paintings!
I wish you a Happy Friday!