Degas The Star Framed Canvas Wall Art. The Star was created by Degas in 1878 and depicts Rosita Mauri, a young ballerina making her debut at the Paris Opéra. This is one of the first creations by Degas where he uses pastels over a monotype, this technique proved vastly successful and was therefore used again and again by the artist.
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.