Here's a few from the series which I find very intriguing; they represent the road to become successful performers (ballerinas in this case).
They prepare for exams...
Degas said, "people call me the painter of dancers, but i really want to capture movement itself." Perhaps this is the reason why Degas was more interested in painting in a practice room rather than on a stage - most natural movements happens in the practice room.
Here's a beautiful musical slideshow of more Degas' dancers.
The Metropolitan Museum has developed a series of interactive games for children to explore different artists. If you would like to learn more about Edgar Degas and his dancer paintings, please visit The Dancers and Degas.
You may visit the MEET THE GREAT ARTISTS page to find out about other artists!