Misty Copeland Recreated These Famous Paintings, And It's Breathtaking

Misty Copeland never ceases to amaze.

Copeland, who made history by becoming the first black principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, once again proved why her art form is stunning.

This time, she reenacted some of the most iconic art to ever portray ballet and dance.

Copeland reproduced the work of Edgar Degas, whose paintings and sculptures (like the one shown above) are notable for portraying dancers at the Paris Opera Ballet and for being worth millions today.

Degas' work will be showcased and explored via an upcoming exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

While Copeland makes everything she does look flawless, she told Harper's Bazaar the "control freak" in her actually made the shoot difficult. She said,

It was interesting to be on a shoot and to not have the freedom to just create like I normally do with my body. Trying to re-create what Degas did was really difficult. It was amazing just to notice all of the small details but also how he still allows you to feel like there's movement.

Well, if she had trouble, it isn't noticeable. Check out the video of Copeland's stunning art above.

Citations: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/art-books-music/a14055/misty-copeland-degas-0316/ (Harper's Bazaar)