EOS22: DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION ENCORE 85 mins

5065 EOS22: DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION ENCORE

Screening Sat 3 Dec - Wed 7 Dec at:

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Saturday, 3 December
1:00PM 
Sunday, 4 December
1:00PM 
Wednesday, 7 December
11:00AM 

DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION

From The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit of perfection through both experimentations with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

“Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas

Degas: Passion for Perfection (Encore): Sat 3 Dec & Sun 4 Dec at 1.00pm plus Wed 7 Dec at 11.00am