Beaux Arts Special Edition / Degas at the Opera
The Musée d'Orsay continues its exploration of Edgar Degas' work, this time taking up the theme of the Opera. Throughout his career, from his beginnings in the 1860s to his final works beyond 1900, Degas made the Opera the focus of his work. He explores the various spaces - hall and stage, backstage, dressing rooms, foyer, dance hall -, attaches himself to those who inhabit them, dancers, singers, orchestra musicians, spectators.
This closed universe is a microcosm with infinite possibilities and allows all experiments. His quick, precise drawings reveal his sense of movement. Its off-center framing, its raised skyline or its reversed perspective give a great modernity to its canvases. No exhibition so far has considered the Opera as a whole, studying both Degas' passionate link with this house and his musical tastes.
Through Degas' work, it is the hollow portrait of the Paris Opera in the 19th century that emerges.
Exhibition at the musée d'Orsay, from 24 September 2019 to 19 January 2020
Beaux Arts Publishing
- Dimensions :
- 22 x 28,5 x 0,4 cm
- Museum :
- Musée d'Orsay
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