This painting is Dance Class by Edgar Degas. It was created in 1987 and is oil on canvas. This painting is a good example of Impressionism. In this painting Degas does not paint any of the figures to be looking at the viewer. This is unlike some of his fellow Impressionist painters. Since he painted his figures this way viewers see the painting as an unedited fragment of time and space. Degas added many figures into this painting yet they all seem to go together and because of this are often used in different combinations for related pictures. I enjoyed this painting very much because of the use of color and space. There is also so much going on in the picture yet it all works and keeps the viewer looking at the details of this work.