When I went to Paris two years ago, I finally saw this Degas bronze.
He made many little models of dancers in various positions, but this pose is the sweetest. I love that she really is dressed!
This one's a bit fuzzy, but there's my wonderful fellow traveler, too.
I read that another version of this dancer (because it is cast bronze, there are more than one) had wool hair. Not sure I would like that. The bow is enough realness for me.
This next picture practically moves me to tears; it's just so damn pretty.
Such strength in her face and her stance!
Glorious. Thank you, Degas!