I have always been a very big fan of Degas, his paintings of ballet dancers dates back as far as 1870 and are still much loved by many people, I always wonder what drew Degas to paint so many ballet dancers. Perhaps he was interested in the art form and how it looked in his paintings. The dancers would often be painted in a behind the scene aspect. They were stretching at the barre, chatting, or fixing their costumes. In fact they fidgeted with their costumes ALOT! Which all of us dancers do.
Even through this might be aside from the subject there was another thing that I liked about going to Capezio, I saw Gillian Murphy in person also shopping at the store. I know that professionals are people too, but seeing her made my inner fan girl yell with delight. She looked like she could start whipping out fouette turns right there in the middle of the store!
Below are some pictures of my favorite Degas paintings, oh and the bottom picture is the painting on my shirt :)