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  • Title: Intermission. On Stage
  • Creator: Jean-Louis Forain
  • Creator Lifespan: 1852 - 1931
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Paris, France
  • Creator Birth Place: Reims, France
  • Date: 1879
  • Physical Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 10 11/16 inches
  • Description: Under Degas’ influence, Jean-Louis Forain regularly attended the ballet at the Paris Opera House, not so much to study feminine anatomy in movement, but more to observe the world of opera-goers, who formed a representative slice of contemporary Parisian society. Intermission. On Stage reveals Forain’s off-stage interests, as well as his penchant for satire and moralizing, as the almost caricatured older male patron fixes his gaze on the bared chest of the ballerina.
  • Provenance: Museum purchase with funds provided by Brenda and Lester Crain, Hyde Family Foundations, Irene and Joe Orgill and the Rose Family Foundation
  • Type: Watercolors and gouaches
  • Rights: Dixon Gallery and Gardens. For Terms and Conditions for use of this image please contact the Registrar at 901-761-5250.
  • Medium: Watercolor, gouache, india ink, and pencil on wove rag paper

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