“Russian dancers” Degas was renamed into “Ukrainian”


The National Gallery of London has renamed the painting by Edgar Degas “Russian Dancers” in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Now the canvas is called “Ukrainian Dancers”, writes The Guardian.

The decision was made at the request of the Ukrainian diaspora, which launched a special campaign in social networks. According to the staff of the institution, the name was changed “to better reflect the essence of the painting.”

Now the painting is in the gallery's vaults. Series "Russian dancers" wrote in 1899. It is believed that Degas depicted girls in folk costumes and wreaths with ribbons under the impression of a dance troupe from the Russian Empire.

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