December 13, 2010

Re-visiting an old friend

The 'Little Dancer Aged Fourteen' is a bronze statue created by French late 19th century Artist Edgar Degas (birth name is Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas).

I admit it was love at first sight. I rescued her (a cast replica)from a garden center, standing out in the rain, fenced in, and looking for a home.

She exudes everything a Ballerina should: poise, impecible posture, grace, concentration, perfect stance, and simple elegance. One cannot help but touch the bow in her hair, feel her clasped hands, touch her textured hair, and her sculptured face.

This bronze reproduction stands in our Dining Room with enough space around her so the Viewer has full scope of this beautiful young lady. When I found her, I knew that she was mine to keep, but mostly to share with others.


  1. One of my favorites as well. She looks quite sporting in her holiday hat, too!

  2. She is beautiful! I love that you include her in your holiday display!

  3. She is a beauty! A perfect spot indeed. xo

  4. The "Little Dancer" is one of my favorites too. I have a smaller version; yours is wonderful.
    Ho ho ho,

  5. When I worked at The Baltimore Museum of Art we had a Degas exhibition. I loved it! There were even x-rays of the original Little Dancer sculpture. You could see how Degas used paint brushes to help sculpt her body....I LOVE her so much!


Thanks for visiting.
~ Kathleen ~