EXHIBITION ON SCREEN | Degas: Passion for Perfection

April 7, 2022
6pm
Location
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Sheridan Gallery
611 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
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EDGAR DEGAS & AUGUST CLOT | Before the Race, circa 1895 | Color lithograph
EDGAR DEGAS & AUGUST CLOT | Before the Race, circa 1895 | Color lithograph

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN | Degas: Passion for Perfection

Directed by David Bickerstaff

(Run time: 85 minutes)

On the occasion of 100 years since the death of Edgar Degas, in 2017, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge organized an exhibition from their extensive holdings of works in commemoration of the celebrated artist. This film provides exclusive access to view rare and diverse works in the Fitzwilliam collection and provides insights into the fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and through lessons he learned from studying past masters. 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.

This film is being presented as part of William & Mary's Global Film Fest


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