All art forms have the power to inspire — and some art has the ability to provoke not just thoughts of appreciation and awe, but also inspire the creation of other art. Such is the case with ballet. The French impressionist artist Edgar Degas spent much time and creative energy studying and painting dancers, and while these works are lovely representations of ballerinas strengthening and practicing away, the two-dimensional form can't completely capture the muscle tone, the posture and the poise inherent to those trained in dance. The artist turned to sculpture perhaps to better represent what he observed, creating several beloved... More >>>