The Dance Foyer Degas Print on Canvas. The full title of this Edgar Degas painting is The Dance Foyer at The Opera. It was painted in 1872 and was one of the first paintings of the ballet dancers at the Paris Opera House.
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.