Ballet Rehearsal on Stage Classic Wall Art. Ballet Rehearsal on Stage is an oil painting by Edgar Degas that was created in 1878 and depicts Ballet Dancers hard at work preparing for a show. There are three compositions of this scene, each is slightly different varying in the medium used and the precise details included.
Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French artist who achieved notoriety for his sculptures, drawings, paintings and prints. More than half of this amazing artists body of work featured dancers. Widely recognised as one of the founding fathers of Impressionism, Degas rejected this terminology preferring to be referred to as a realist.