I had the privilege of viewing the latest impressionist exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The museum was fortunate to be given this exhibit. These paintings are on loan from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. They are renovating their impressionist exhibit space at the Musée d'Orsay, and have given this exhibit of their paintings exclusively to the de Young until the renovations are completed. The collection includes Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Manet and many others. This exhibit will be at the museum until September 6th. If you’re in the area and love the impressionists, this is a must see exhibit.
The museum was also having a demonstration called, Degas in the Ballet Studio . They had an artist impersonating the famous Degas. Students from a local San Francisco ballet studio were posing as his models.
I was inspired by the beautiful legs of the dancers. I couldn’t stop snapping photos of them. In honor of Degas and the impressionists, I have manipulated a few of my photos.
I took this photo below of one of the young dancers. Thanks to photo manipulating software, I have this amazing result! I might actually get this blown up and framed. I adore the black ribbon at the neck.
Aren’t the legs of this dancer exquisite? They are perfect. She has been blessed with hyper-extended knees and beautiful high arches. A dancers dream feet.
This was the painting the artist was working on when we arrived. It is very much in the style of Degas.
The end of summer is coming. I can’t stand it. Have a great weekend!