I chose this painting from Degas because I believe it exemplifies a very important element is his work. After reading about Degas work, I found out to things about him that is very interesting. One he is one of the founders of the impressionist art form. However, Degas saw himself as a realist and rejection the impressionist title. The other think that I found interesting was that more than half of his works displays dancing figures. Hence, I chose this painting. As pertain to this piece, I really like it because of the colors. I believe the painting is has a lot of movement and he uses the color and direction of the strokes to make the movements noticeable and vibrant.