19th century ballet

Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
“Musicians in the Orchestra” (1872)
Oil on canvas
Impressionism
Located in the Städel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Deux danseuses (ca. 1880-85) - Edgar Degas

Deux danseuses is a superbly executed example of one of Edgar Degas’ favourite subjects: the backstage world of the ballet which existed beyond the public gaze. Degas preferred these behind-the scenes depictions of the ballet to the glamourous crowd and theatre. He portrays two ballerinas in the wings, resting and self-absorbed before making their graceful entrance. Degas brings the viewer close to the dancers by cropping the composition at ankle height, creating an exhilarating sense of proximity to the figures.

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              ( GUY RITCHIE ) ( SNATCH ) ( WARNING : NSFW & OFFENSIVE THEMES )

  1. ❛ He tells people he’s named after a gun, but I know he’s named after a famous 19th century ballet dancer. ❜
  2. ❛ Pretends he’s Jewish. Wishes he was Jewish. ❜
  3. ❛ He’s dirty and he’s dangerous. ❜
  4. ❛ Apparently, it’s just impossible to kill the bastard. ❜
  5. ❛ Ever crossed the road and looked the wrong way? ❜
  6. ❛ You freeze. And your life doesn’t flash before your eyes, ‘cause you’re too fucking scared to think – you just freeze, and pull a stupid face. ❜
  7. ❛ For every action, there is a reaction. ❜
  8. ❛ Lot can happen in a week. ❜
  9. ❛ Now…we are fucked. ❜
  10. ❛ In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary…come again? ❜
  11. ❛ You are on thin fucking ice and I shall be under it when it breaks. Now, fuck off. ❜
  12. ❛ Get us a cup of tea, will you? ❜
  13. ❛ You stop me again whilst I’m walking, and I’ll cut your fucking jacobs off. ❜
  14. ❛ You’re in trouble now, boy. ❜
  15. ❛ Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity. ❜
  16. ❛ I’m getting heartburn. Do something terrible. ❜
  17. ❛ London. You know, fish, chips, cup o’ tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fuckin’ Poppins … London! ❜
  18. ❛ Heavy is good, heavy is reliable. If it doesn’t work … you can always hit them with it. ❜
  19. ❛ It won’t open because it’s a security door! ❜
  20. ❛ Sneaky fuckin’ Russian! ❜
  21. ❛ It was two minutes five minutes ago! ❜
  22. ❛ There’s a gun in your trousers. What’s a gun doing in your trousers? ❜
  23. ❛ Pull your tongue out of my arsehole. Dogs do that. You’re not a dog, are ya? ❜
  24. ❛ You’re a ruthless little cunt. I’ll give ya that. ❜
  25. ❛ Feed ‘em to the pigs. ❜
  26. ❛ Make sure you don’t end up owing him. 'Cause then you’re in his debt. Which means you’re in his pocket. And once you’re in there, you ain’t ever coming out. ❜
  27. ❛ I can’t wait to get out of here. Fuck me, it stinks. ❜
  28. ❛ Now, play your cards right, and I’ll sort you out. ❜
  29. ❛ Every now and then you gotta do something that might not agree with your principles. Basically, you have to forget you got any. ❜
  30. ❛ Now, don’t let me down. You don’t want to let me down, do you? ❜
  31. ❛ What’s wrong with you? This will get messy! ❜
  32. ❛ Well, you’re a real tight fucker, aren'tcha? ❜
  33. ❛ Hey, look, I’ve helped you as much as I’m going to help you. ❜
  34. ❛ I’ll fight you for it. You and me. ❜
  35. ❛ This is sick. I’m out of here. ❜
  36. ❛ Who took the jam out of your doughnut? ❜
  37. ❛ Your seats? This is a stolen car, mate. ❜
  38. ❛ That’s a fucking anti-aircraft gun! ❜
  39. ❛ What are we waiting for, anyway? ❜
  40. ❛ All bets are off. If all bets are off, then there can’t be any money, can there? ❜
  41. ❛ I ain’t fucking buying that! ❜
  42. ❛ Well, that’s handy, 'cause I ain’t fucking selling it. It’s a fact. ❜
  43. ❛ Of course, fucking of course. I wasn’t asking, I was telling. ❜
  44. ❛ It’ll get you in a lot of trouble, thinking. I wouldn’t do too much of it. ❜
  45. ❛ Well, do you want to do it? ❜
  46. ❛ Who’s proper fucked now, then? ❜
  47. ❛ There’s something very wrong about this. ❜
  48. ❛ He got shot in the face. I would have thought that would be obvious. ❜
  49. ❛ I create the bodies. I don’t erase the bodies. ❜
  50. ❛ Still warm, the blood that courses through my veins. Unlike yours. ❜