Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Dance Class, 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Mrs. Harry Payne Bingham, 1986 (1987.47.1) #dance #Degas | When this work and its variant in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, were painted in the mid-1870s, they constituted Degas's most ambitious figural compositions except for history paintings.
Vincent and Theo had a considerable collection of Japanese print. The influences of Japanese art are clearly visible in Vincent van Gogh’s work, like in this decorative floral piece. The close-up of the flowers and insects is typically Japanese, as are the asymmetric composition and the lack of depth. Image: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Butterflies and Poppies, 1890. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)