The Degas film, Degas: Passion for Perfection, the much-thought-of exhibition is touring the world, thanks to Exhibition On Screen.
With Exhibition On Screen, you gain on opportunity for an up close insight into the work of an aritst, or, according to them ‘a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art’.
From The Fitzwilliam Museum
Degas: Passion for Perfection journeys from the exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where the UK’s most extensive Degas collection is held, to Paris and Italy, where Degas spent his formative years and taught himself to paint.
On the way the film calls in on Degas’ personal and creative life, looking at his relationship with the impressionist movement, fascination with dance, and struggle with his eyesight, which in time would prevent him making art altogether.
‘One of the greatest draughtsmen of all time’
David Bickerstaff, director of Degas: Passion for Perfection, told ArtsCulture: “Considered by many to be one of the greatest draughtsmen of all time, Degas enthrals us with his views of the everyday – cafe life, horse racing, ballet dancers, family portraits and intimate female nudes.
Controversy and contradictions
“Constantly experimenting and embracing new ideas, Degas is revealed as a controversial ﬁgure full of contradictions and never short of making his opinions known. His closest friends described him as ’a constant, brilliant, unbearable guest, spreading Wit, terror, and gaiety’.
“Highly regarded by other artists, Degas’ influence spans a seismic shift in art history Which marked the arrival of Impressionism and a new modernism.”
Degas: Passion for Perfection, is in 240 cinemas in the UK alone (and 62 countries worldwide) from 6 November 2018. Catch your closes screening on the Exhibition On Screen site.