Edgar Degas Works Come to Life with Misty Copeland


The world-renowned ballerina of our time, Misty Copeland, gives life to the historic paintings of Edgar Degas.

Edgar Degas, a French artist, was known for his paintings depicting dance. Many of his works shows the beautiful and effortless movement of ballerinas. Considered as one of the founders of Impressionism, his works hang on the walls of top museums around the world.

Here is a bridge of history featuring a master of art and a ballet prodigy, brought together by the love of dance:

Harper's Bazaar | Ken Browar & Deborah Ory


Original Painting: The Star: Dancer on Stage, 1878

Artist: Edgar Degar

Location: Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

Harper's Bazaar | Ken Browar & Deborah Ory


Original Painting: The Dance Studio, 1878

Artist: Edgar Degas

Location: Private Collection

Harper's Bazaar | Ken Browar & Deborah Ory


Original Painting: The Green Dancer, 1879

Artist: Edgar Degas

Location: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Harper's Bazaar | Ken Browar & Deborah Ory


Original Sculpture: Little Dancer Fourteen Years Old, 1881

Artist: Edgar Degas