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Misty Copeland re-creates famous Edgar Degas paintings


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Misty Copeland, who became the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre last year, has already established herself as a legend.

 

Now the 33-year-old is re-creating the beauty of ballet in another art form. TheMarch issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine will feature the ballerina in photos reminiscent of works of 19th century French artist Edgar Degas.

 

http://www.ajc.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/misty-copeland-recreates-famous-edgar-degas-painti/nqPjR/

 

http://cdn2.thegloss.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/misty-copeland.jpg

 

http://ell.h-cdn.co/assets/16/06/768x384/gallery-1455116530-gallery-1455035579-hbz-030116welldegas-comp2-2.jpg

 

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy172/thehlmn/1455116915-hbz-2-misty.jpg

 

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy172/thehlmn/gallery-1455117039-hbz-4-misty.jpg

 

http://hbz.h-cdn.co/assets/16/06/768x384/gallery-1455116868-hbz-1-misty.jpg

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I'm actually not a big fan of these photographs.

 

Obviously, they took a lot of time and work, but I feel they just miss the mark completely.

 

The sharp focus on her is very much NOT in the style of Degas...as you can easily see.

 

Also, if you're going to try an "recreate" a painting.....you can't go 75% of the way.

 

Either go for "in the style of" and avoid direct references or go whole hog and NAIL it.

 

This photographer did neither....the poses and angles are all seriously "off" and they don't FEEL like Degas.

 

I'd give him a "C minus".

 

They could have been great....but in the end they are just pretty photographs with poor execution.

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