At the weekend I attended a Lolita meet-up to see an exhibition of Degas’ ballet paintings. I had such a lovely time! It was wonderful to meet some Lolitas who I hadn’t met before, and well as friends I hadn’t seen for a while. It’s been some time since I went to a meet-up; I particularly miss the chance to see and admire others’ outfits!
I made my coordinate a little dancer-like with pale tights and shoes and my hair in a bun.
Skirt- Fairy wish
Everything else- Offbrand
Ballet is generally rather popular with Lolitas, and I’m no exception! I started to take lessons when I was four, but I stopped when I went to university. I do hope to take it up again. When it comes to exercise, I’m really not enthusiastic, but I love to dance!
The exhibiton covered some very interesting aspects of Degas’ work that I hadn’t considered before. Previously I liked the pretty and charming dancers who look so dainty in their wide sashes, and the way he captured the atmosphere of the perfomance. Looking at a painting of dancers waiting in the wings, you can feel the anticipation and excitement. However, observing the work on display, one can see the artist’s development from these pretty sort of scenes to more dynamism and movement (as the title sugests!) It was quite fascinating to see how advances in photographic technology helped Degas to develop his technique. There were even examples of Degas’ own photography! A series of three that he took of a dancer were particularly beautiful.
I really recommend this exhibiton! You can find more information at the Royal Academy website HERE.
Thank you for reading and see you next time!