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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)

The Cup of Tea - The Metropolitan Museum of Art. #tea, #cassatt, #artists, #impressionism