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Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando (1879)--Degas, oil on canvas

Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando (1879)–Degas, oil on canvas

 

Degas’ only painting of the circus, repeatedly called “one of his most surprising canvases” by biographers, it is now housed at the National Gallery in London. Find out more about the unique artwork and the mysterious mixed-race aerialist here.

Two poems for additional inspiration:

Aerialist by Syliva Plath

Aerialist by Victoria Hallerman

Share your own high-flying poems in the comments!

 

 

 

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