Edgar Degas was famous of painting ballet dancers. As an oil painting artist almost everybody knew him.
Degas was a frequent guest of Palais Garnier. He had never lost interest to ballet. In his late life, ballet was the main painting subject of his art works. Degas had never being so infatuated to other painting subjects, and he had never worked out his personal painting style by other oil painting style.
Degas was interested in ballet not because the ballet dancers were all beautiful girls. He followed with interest in the effects of light and shade. That could be used to show the way of movement and space..
Edgar Degas’ early oil painting objects had ever included audiences, musicians and ballet dancers on the stage. But later, he was not satisfied with watching as a audience. He wanted to go the back stage of the colorful world to see what was happening.